Cripple Creek District: Last of Colorados Gold Booms (Making of America)
Origins Rumors of gold had filtered out of the Rockies since the sixteenth century. Gregory Fever But additional discoveries were not enough to recharge the Colorado gold rush; that would take some timely publicity. Political Effects Politically, the gold rush of —59 inspired the creation of the Colorado Territory in and shifted the balance of power on the Colorado plains from the Cheyenne and Arapaho to the United States. Economic Effects Economically, a variety of gold rush-related industries supplanted traditional Native American activities.
Environmental Effects Finally, the surge of mining initiated by the gold rush produced significant changes in the Coloradan environment. Encyclopedia Staff.
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Kierstin Bridger. Lariat Trail Scenic Mountain Drive. Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway. The population density was There were housing units at an average density of The racial makeup of the city was There were households out of which The average household size was 2. In the city, the population was spread out with The median age was 39 years.
For every females, there were For every females age 18 and over, there were About 4. There are only four 4 disabled parking spaces within the City of Cripple Creek and very little disabled accommodation in the area. The Cripple Creek and Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad , a narrow gauge train ride from Cripple Creek passes several small ghost towns, goldmines , and glory holes.
The Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine provides tours into a real gold mine led by a real gold miner. State of the art electronics are used throughout the building and there is also a theatre showing historical films about the area. Newly named the Cripple Creek Heritage Center, admission is free. Cripple Creek is also home to the Butte Opera House, a theatre first managed by the Mackin family previous owners of the Imperial Hotel and producers of a long-running, much-loved melodrama theatre company.
Cripple Creek is home to the following casinos: . From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Statutory City in Colorado, United States. Statutory City. Colorado portal. State of Colorado , Department of Local Affairs. Archived from the original on December 12, Retrieved September 1, Gazetteer Files: Places".
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Retrieved December 24, Gazetteer Files". Retrieved July 25, Retrieved June 9, United States Postal Service. Retrieved March 11, Some refer to it as a ghost town and while it is much quieter than its neighbour, with no casinos in sight, it is still inhabited by some residents, and provides an especially authentic glimpse at late Victorian times. Simply wandering the streets can provide an eye-opening look — check out the Victor Daily Record newspaper office, the trolley depot and the stunning Masonic Hall.
Pop into the Victor Hotel and ride the magnificent bird cage elevator; just beware that if you decide to stay overnight, there have been numerous reports of paranormal activity. Serving as the gateway to the Rocky Mountains for Denver area residents, Idaho Springs also has an interesting mining heritage that lives on through the well-preserved Miner Street buildings. The Argo Gold Mine and Mill offers visitors the opportunity to try gold panning and find out about the inner workings of a mill. The park includes a historic silver mine that can be toured, along with a number of buildings from the period, including an mill building and an depot.
Here, passengers can hop aboard for the minute ride across jaw-dropping mountain terrain. First settled in , Breckenridge is incredibly photogenic as well as a very popular ski town. Many of its original buildings which hosted dance halls, saloons and hotels still stand today. Leadville is the highest incorporated city in the United States, at an elevation of 10, feet in the heart of the Rockies. This gorgeous town is surrounded by dramatic mountains and lined with magnificent Victorian buildings.
In fact, 70 square blocks have been designated as a National Historic Landmark. Although St. In the 's, there were some 2, residents here and patented mine claims. Visitors can stroll the intact wooden sidewalks to view the original general store, which is still in operation today, an old school, church and other structures. The Main Street is lined with 19th century mining homes and Victorian structures, and is registered as a National Historic District.
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Silverton itself is reminiscent of a small Alaskan town and is filled with 19th century red brick and wooden buildings, as well as log cabins with white picket fences. Located in the eastern end of the San Juan Mountains in a former volcanic caldera, Creede is surrounded by precipitous cliffs that have limited its physical growth. Home to less than year-round inhabitants today, it still manages to offer lots to tourists who are interested in history, including the Underground Mining Museum and Creede Historical Museum, the nationally acclaimed Creede Repertory Theatre, and a number of shops, restaurants and hotels housed within building that date back to the 's.
Tell us your enquiry preferences and receive special deals and exclusive offers straight to your inbox. Whilst you're here, customise your preferences below to tell us which offers you'd like to receive. Be the first to know about our exclusive offers and holiday inspiration by email. Cripple Creek This old town was the site of the last, and the greatest, mining boom in the state. Idaho Springs Serving as the gateway to the Rocky Mountains for Denver area residents, Idaho Springs also has an interesting mining heritage that lives on through the well-preserved Miner Street buildings.