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Cripple Creek, Colorado

The Cripple Creek, Colorado gold rush began when cowboy and part-time prospector, Bob Womack, found gold on his cattle ranch in 1890. The ranch, bisected by a small stream called Cripple Creek, would be just the first of many locations in the Cripple Creek Mining District to be filled with rich veins of gold ore. When Womack first found the rich vein, there were less than two dozen people living in the four by six mile long area that would be called home to more than 50,000 people in less than a decade.

Cripple Creek - Battle Mountain Mines

Cripple Creek - Battle Mountain Mines

Cripple Creek - District Mining Remnants

Cripple Creek - District Mining Remnants

Cripple Creek - Downtown Buildings

Cripple Creek - Downtown Buildings

Cripple Creek - Fire Department

Cripple Creek - Fire Department

Cripple Creek - Headframe

Cripple Creek - Headframe

Cripple Creek - Homestead Museum

Cripple Creek - Homestead Museum

Cripple Creek, CO - Mine

Cripple Creek, CO - Mine

Cripple Creek, CO - Mine

Cripple Creek, CO - Mine

Cripple Creek, CO - Mining Remnants

Cripple Creek, CO - Mining Remnants

Cripple Creek, CO - Mt. Pisgah Cemetery

Cripple Creek, CO - Mt. Pisgah Cemetery

Cripple Creek, CO - Museum

Cripple Creek, CO - Museum

Cripple Creek, CO - Night

Cripple Creek, CO - Night

Cripple Creek, CO - Outlaws & Lawmen Jail Museum

Cripple Creek, CO - Outlaws & Lawmen Jail Museum

Cripple Creek, CO - Palace Hotel

Cripple Creek, CO - Palace Hotel

Cripple Creek, CO - Street

Cripple Creek, CO - Street

Cripple Creek, CO - Town View

Cripple Creek, CO - Town View

Cripple Creek, CO - Town View, 1900

Cripple Creek, CO - Town View, 1900

Cripple Creek, CO - Welcome

Cripple Creek, CO - Welcome

Cripple Creek, CO - Church

Cripple Creek, CO - Church

Cripple Creek, CO - Cripple Creek & Victor Railroad

Cripple Creek, CO - Cripple Creek & Victor Railroad