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    • Place names of Colorado : a genealogical & historical guide to Colorado sites

    • The primary objective of this index is to contain a comprehensive listing of place names or sites in Colorado that would direct the researcher to recent and readily available publications. Included in this publication for each site or place name,...
    • Names, Geographical--Colorado.; Colorado--History, Local.
    • 1999
    • Silver Plume

    • Piles of mine tailings dot the rocky hillside above Silver Plume, a mining community west of Georgetown in Clear Creek County, Colorado. Wood frame buildings stand along the dirt streets of the town. A log rail fence borders a railroad track.
    • Silver Plume (Colo.)--1870-1900.; Fences--Colorado--Silver Plume--1870-1900.; Mining--Colorado--Silver Plume--1870-1900.; Railroad tracks--Colorado--Silver Plume--1870-1900.; Wooden buildings--Colorado--Silver Plume--1870-1900.
    • [between 1875 and 1900?]
    • Pittsburg mill operated by Russell Gulch Mining & Milling Co. Central City, Colo.

    • View of the Pittsburgh Mill and mine complex in Central City (Gilpin County), Colorado with tailings, tractor loader, and cars.
    • Central City (Colo.)--1920-1930.; Pittsburg Mine (Gilpin County, Colo.)--1920-1930.; Mills--Colorado--Central City--1920-1930.; Mining--Colorado--Central City--1920-1930.
    • [between 1920 and 1930?]
    • Colorado mine

    • View of an unidentified mine with tailings, tipple, and buildings, possibly the Camp Bird mine in Camp Bird, Ouray County, Colorado.
    • Mining--Colorado--Ouray County--1940-1950.
    • [1940?]
    • Mine and mill complex

    • View of unidentified mine and mill buildings with tailings in Colorado.
    • Mine buildings--Colorado--1940-1950.; Mining--Colorado--1940-1950.
    • [1940?]
    • Bassick Mine near Querida

    • A dry goods store, a grocery store and a drug store stand across from the Bassick Mine near Querida in Custer County, Colorado. Men are gathered in front of the stores; piles of tailings are near the mine.
    • Custer County (Colo.)--1870-1900.; Querida (Colo.)--1870-1900.; Mining--Colorado--Querida--1870-1900.; Stores & shops--Colorado--Querida--1870-1900.
    • [between 1875 and 1900?]
    • Coal mine

    • View of a frame tipple and mine buildings at an unidentified coal mine in probably Las Animas County, Colorado. People stand near coal cars on train tracks near the tipple. Shows tailings piles, a railroad bridge and frame buildings on a hillside.
    • Las Animas County (Colo.)--1890-1920.; Coal mining--Colorado--Las Animas County--1890-1920.; Tipples--Colorado--Las Animas County--1890-1920.
    • [between 1895 and 1915?]
    • Coal mine

    • View of an unidentified coal processing mill in probably Las Animas County, Colorado. Shows frame mill buildings, tailings piles, a mule-drawn ore cart, a tipple and railroad tracks.
    • Las Animas County (Colo.)--1890-1920.; Coal mining--Colorado--Las Animas County--1890-1920.; Mine buildings--Colorado--Las Animas County--1890-1920.
    • [between 1895 and 1915?]
    • Toll Gate Saloon

    • View of the brick and stone, three-story Toll Gate Saloon in Black Hawk (Gilpin County), Colorado. Shows boarded up arched doorways or windows, second story windows with sills and decorative keystones, and a third floor balcony. A sign painted on...
    • Toll House Saloon (Blackhawk, Colo.)--1940-1950.; Blackhawk (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Abandoned buildings--Colorado--Blackhawk--1940-1950.; Bars--Colorado--Blackhawk--1940-1950.; Houses--Colorado--Blackhawk--1940-1950.
    • [between 1940 and 1950?]
    • Battle Mountain

    • View of tailings piles, mine buildings and headframes on Battle Mountain in Victor (Cripple Creek Mining District,Teller County), Colorado. Mine names are painted on two mine building roofs: "Anna Lee" and "Bob-Tail." Shows a curved road and sparse...
    • Anna Lee Mine (Teller County, Colo.)--1890-1900.; Victor (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Gold mining--Colorado--Teller County--1890-1900.; Headframes (Mining)--Colorado--Teller County--1890-1900.; Mine buildings--Colorado--Teller County--1890-1900.; Tailings...
    • 1895
    • "Bobtail Lode" at Central City [sic], Colorado

    • View of frame mine buildings at the Bobtail Mine in Blackhawk (Gilpin County), Colorado. Shows road grades, tailings piles, mine entrances, log cabins and frame buildings with smokestacks on a treeless hillside.
    • Blackhawk (Colo.)--1860-1870.; Bobtail Mine (Gilpin County, Colo.)--1860-1870.; Mining--Colorado--Blackhawk--1860-1870.; Tailing embankments--Colorado--Blackhawk--1860-1870.
    • [between 1867 and 1868]
    • Leadville - Carbonate Hill

    • View of treeless Carbonate Hill in Leadville, Lake County, Colorado; shows several mine and mill buildings, houses, headframes, and tailings.
    • Carbonate Hill (Lake County, Colo.)--1900-1910.; Leadville (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Hills--Colorado--Leadville--1900-1910.; Mining--Colorado--Leadville--1900-1910.
    • 1900
    • Golden Circle Railroad tracks

    • View of a narrow gauge double slip switch on Golden Circle Railroad tracks in Goldfield (Teller County), Colorado. Shows a signal, Denver and Rio Grande Railroad freight cars on tracks, a log cabin, mine buildings and tailings, and utility poles on...
    • Golden Circle Railroad Company--1890-1900.; Goldfield (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Railroad freight cars--Colorado--Goldfield--1890-1900.; Railroad tracks--Colorado--Goldfield--1890-1900.
    • 1897
    • Caribou, Colorado, 1870-1899 circa (originals)

    • The mining town of Caribou stands at the base of a hill, possibly Boulder County Hill, in Boulder County, Colorado. A mine shafthouse stands near a pile of tailings in the right background.
    • Boulder County (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Caribou (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Mining--Colorado--Caribou--1890-1900.
    • [1899?]
    • Castleton Mine

    • The Castleton Mine stands next to a large rock formation, possibly Castle Rock, in Gilpin County, Colorado. Tailings from the mine spill down the hillside toward a railroad track that winds through the foreground. A large ranch is in Quartz Valley...
    • Gilpin County (Colo.)--1890-1920.; Mining--Colorado--Gilpin County--1890-1920.; Mountains--Colorado--1890-1920.; Railroad tracks--Colorado--Gilpin County--1890-1920.; Ranches--Colorado--Gilpin County--1890-1920.; Rock formations--Colorado--Gilpin...
    • [between 1899 and 1920?]
    • Nevadaville [graphic]

    • View of the town of Nevadaville (Gilpin County), Colorado. Shows wood frame commercial buildings and residences, the Methodist Episcopal Church, a school, outhouses, a head frame near a tailings pile, narrow gauge tracks and wagons.
    • Nevadaville (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Cities & towns--Colorado--Nevadaville--1900-1910.; Mining--Colorado--Nevadaville--1900-1910.
    • [between 1900 and 1901]
    • Central City before the fire

    • The Teller House stands in the left center background on Eureka Street in Central City, Colorado. The hotel was named for Henry M. Teller, one of Colorado's first senators. Across Eureka Street is St. James Methodist Church. Houses and businesses...
    • Central City (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Mining--Colorado--Central City--1870-1880.; Streets--Colorado--Central City--1870-1880.
    • [between 1870 and 1876?]
    • The town of Alma, South Park, Colorado

    • View west, across the Middle Fork of the South Platte River and mine tailings, to Alma, (elev. 10,353 feet) in South Park, Park County, Colorado, consists of wood frame residences, barns, sheds, painted false front commercial buildings, log cabins,...
    • Alma (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Buildings--Colorado--Alma--1880-1890.; Mountains--Colorado--1880-1890.
    • [between 1886 and 1890]
    • Cripple Creek, Colo.

    • Panoramic view of brick and frame commercial buildings and houses in Cripple Creek (Teller County), Colorado. Shows mine buildings, tailings piles and utility poles. Mount Pisgah is in the distance.
    • Cripple Creek (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Cities & towns--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1900-1910.; Mine buildings--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1900-1910.; Mining--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1900-1910.
    • 1900
    • Pandora Mill, zigzag trail, Colorado

    • View of an ore car grade and a mountain valley at Pandora (San Miguel County), Colorado. Shows wooden frame buildings of the Pandora Mill at the Smuggler-Union Mine, tracks of the Sheridan Incline, a bridge over a creek, tailings piles and...
    • Smuggler Union Mine (San Miguel County, Colo.)--Buildings--1880-1900.; Pandora (Colo.)--1880-1900.; Mining--Colorado--Pandora--1880-1900.; Ore industry--Colorado--Pandora--1880-1900.; Trails & paths--Colorado--Pandora--1880-1900.
    • [between 1880 and 1900?]
    • Dump of the Gold King Mine, Cripple Creek, Colo.

    • Men stand or sit and pose beside the Gold King Mine in Cripple Creek (Teller County), Colorado. Men have moustaches and beards and wear hats, vests and jackets. A man with a pipe reclines in a wheelbarrow. A man holds a wheelbarrow and poses beside...
    • Teller County (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Miners--Colorado--Teller County--1890-1900.; Mining equipment--Colorado--Teller County--1890-1900.; Mining--Colorado--Teller County--1890-1900.
    • [between 1891 and 1900?]
    • Flume near Idaho Springs

    • View of a wooden flume at probably a placer mine on Chicago Creek near Idaho Springs in Clear Creek County, Colorado. Shows a timber foot bridge over the creek, log cabins and tailings piles.
    • Chicago Creek (Colo.)--1860-1870.; Clear Creek County (Colo.)--1860-1870.; Flumes--Colorado--Clear Creek County--1860-1870.; Hydraulic mining--Colorado--Clear Creek County--1860-1870.; Streams--Colorado--Clear Creek County--1860-1870.
    • 1867
    • Ibex Mines

    • View of frame mine buildings, headframes and tailings piles at Ibex Mines near Leadville in Lake County, Colorado. Shows mountains in probably the Mosquito Range in the distance.
    • Ibex Mining Company (Leadville, Colo.)--1890-1900.; Ibex Mines (Lake County, Colo.)--1890-1900.; Lake County (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Mining--Colorado--Lake County--1890-1900.
    • [between 1891 and 1900?]
    • Gold King Mill near Silverton, Colo.

    • View of the Gold King Mill in Gladstone in the Cement Creek valley, San Juan County Colorado. Shows a multi-tiered gold processing building with dormer windows, ore cars, smokestacks, mine tailings, and an American flag on a flagpole. Storm Peak is...
    • Gladstone (Colo.)--1880-1900.; Storm Peak (San Juan County, Colo.)--1880-1900.; Mills--Colorado--Gladstone--1880-1900.; Mining--Colorado--Gladstone--1880-1900.; Ore industry--Colorado--Gladstone--1880-1900.
    • [between 1880 and 1900?]
    • Gregory Point near Central City, Colo.

    • View of frame mine buildings, smoke above processing mills and tailings piles in what is identified as "Gregory Point," between Central City and Black Hawk (Blackhawk, Gilpin County), Colorado.
    • Gilpin County (Colo.)--1860-1870.; Mine buildings--Colorado--Gilpin County--1860-1870.; Mining--Colorado--Gilpin County--1860-1870.; Ore industry--Colorado--Gilpin County--1860-1870.
    • [between 1867 and 1868]
    • Vidler Mine, Clear Creek County

    • Vidler Mine, Argentine District, Summit County, Colorado; Trans-Continental Transportation and Mining Company; shows Horseshoe Basin, miners' cabins, and mine tailings.
    • Georgetown and Grays Peak Railway Company--1920-1940.; Trans-Continental Transportation and Mining Company--1920-1940.; Vidler Mine (Colo.)--1920-1940.;
    • [between 1921 and 1935]
    • Lawson, Col.

    • Bird's eye view of Lawson in Clear Creek County, Colorado. Shows Colorado Central Railroad tracks beside Clear Creek in the valley, mine buildings and tailings on a hillside and Pewabic Mountain in the distance.
    • Lawson (Colo.)--1880-1900.; Cities & towns--Colorado--Lawson--1880-1900.
    • [between 1880 and 1895?]
    • Georgetown, looking south, Colo.

    • Panoramic view of frame and brick commercial buildings, houses and dirt streets in Georgetown (Clear Creek County), Colorado. A railroad trestle is over Clear Creek near tailings piles in the canyon. Shows the rounded spire of Our Lady of Lourdes...
    • Georgetown (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Cities & towns--Colorado--Georgetown--1890-1900.
    • [between 1890 and 1900?]
    • North Star Mine, King Solomon Mountain, Alt. 13,000 feet, Silverton, Colo.

    • Miners pose with a pack horse or mule in front of a frame North Star Mine building on King Solomon Mountain (San Juan County), Colorado. Shows wood debris, tailings piles, and mine buildings on the steep mountainside above the men.
    • King Solomon Mountain (Colo.)--1880-1890.; North Star Mine (San Juan County, Colo.)--1880-1890.; San Juan County (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Mine buildings--Colorado--San Juan County--1880-1890.; Miners--Colorado--San Juan County--1880-1890.;...
    •  
    • Portland Mine

    • A view of the Portland gold mine near Victor (Teller county), Colorado. Shows mining buildings and equipment and piles of tailings. Painted on the roof of one small shack is "P. G. M. Co. office".
    • Mine buildings--Colorado--Victor--1890-1910.; Portland Mine (Teller County, Colo.)--1890-1910.; Victor (Colo.)--1890-1910.; Gold mining--Colorado--Victor--1890-1910.; Mining--Colorado--Victor--1890-1910.
    • [between 1890 and 1910]
    • Georgetown

    • Aerial view of Georgetown (Clear Creek County), Colorado. Shows houses, commercial buildings, mine tailings piles and the two story, brick schoolhouse.
    • Georgetown (Colo.)--1930-1940.; Cities & towns--Colorado--Georgetown--1930-1940.
    • [between 1935 and 1940?]
    • Telegraph work

    • Colorado National Guard soldiers work to repair or install telegraph wire on a wooden telegraph pole in the Cripple Creek mining district in "Camp Goldfield" in Victor (Teller County), Colorado, during the Western Federation of Miners strike. Shows...
    • Colorado. National Guard.--Colorado--1900-1910.; Cripple Creek Strike, Cripple Creek, Colo., 1903-1904.; Victor (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Linemen--Colorado--Victor--1900-1910.; Military camps--Colorado--Victor--1900-1910.;...
    • [1903]
    • Leadville, Colorado

    • Early view of Leadville, Colorado with the tops of evergreens and mine tailings in the foreground. Wood frame barns and sheds with corrals and log cabins are in the middleground and mountain slopes in background.
    • Leadville (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Log cabins--Colorado--Leadville--1870-1880.; Mining--Colorado--Leadville--1870-1880.; Trees--Colorado--Leadville--1870-1880.
    • [between 1870 and 1879]
    • Gregory Gulch, Central City, Colorado

    • Several houses stand along a dirt road in Gregory Gulch in Gilpin County, Colorado. The gulch was named after John H. Gregory, who first discovered gold in Colorado in 1859. The cut in the hillside shows the vein Gregory followed in search of...
    • Mine buildings--Colorado--Gilpin County--1910-1920.; Gilpin County (Colo.)--1910-1920.; Gold mining--Colorado--Gilpin County--1910-1920.; Grocery stores--Colorado--Gilpin County--1910-1920.; Houses--Colorado--Gilpin County--1910-1920.
    • [between 1910 and 1920?]
    • Poverty Flat, near Red Cliff

    • Mines and tailings on a hillside above Red Cliff (Eagle County), Colorado.
    • Tailings embankments--Colorado--Eagle County--1890-1900.; Eagle County (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Mining--Colorado--Eagle County--1890-1900.
    • [between 1891 and 1897]
    • Marysville from the north

    • Distant view of frame houses and buildings in Marysville (Lewis and Clark County), Montana. Shows mine tailings on mountains and a wooden Northern Pacific Railroad (Helena and Northern Railroad Company) trestle.
    • Helena and Northern Railroad Company--1880-1890.; Northern Pacific Railroad Company--1880-1890.; Marysville (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Cities & towns--Montana--Marysville--1880-1890.; Mining--Montana--Marysville--1880-1890.;...
    • 1887 December
    • West Leadville

    • In this view of west Leadville, Colorado, mine tailings and a long pipe are in the foreground with sheds, barns, lean-tos, log cabins, one-story residences, plank fences, cows, horses, and burros in the middleground. A sign on top of the barn roof...
    • Leadville (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Construction--Colorado--Leadville--1880-1890.; Mining--Colorado--Leadville--1880-1890.
    • [1880]
    • Mine above Bonanza Legal Tender mine

    • A man and a woman stand on a pile of mine tailings while another man looks on from the doorway of a mine building at the Legal Tender mine near Bonanza, Colorado.
    • Mine buildings--Colorado--Bonanza--1930-1940.; Tailings (Metallurgy)--Colorado--Bonanza--1930-1940.; Bonanza (Colo.)--1930-1940.
    • 1938
    • Mining above Bonanza

    • A man and a woman climb up a pile of mine tailings somewhere near Bonanza, Colorado.
    • Tailings (Metallurgy)--Colorado--Bonanza--1930-1940.; Bonanza (Colo.)--1930-1940.
    • 1938
    • The Town of Silver Cliff, Colorado

    • Panoramic view of buildings in Silver Cliff (Custer County), Colorado. Signs on brick and frame commercial buildings read: "Security House" and "Stoves." Church steeples are amid frame houses. Shows snow in the Wet Mountain Valley and on streets...
    • Silver Cliff (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Cities & towns--Colorado--Silver Cliff--1900-1910.
    • 1900?
    • Altman, Col.

    • Panoramic view of frame houses and buildings in Altman (Teller County), Colorado. Shows tailings piles near log cabins and buildings on a commercial street with a sign that reads: "Altman Union Rooming House." Snow is on Pikes Peak and mountains in...
    • Altman (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Pikes Peak (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Cities & towns--Colorado--Altman--1890-1900.; Mining--Colorado--Altman--1890-1900.; Tailings embankments--Colorado--Altman--1890-1900.
    • 1897 November 20
    • Altman, highest incorporated town in world, Pikes Peak in distance

    • Panoramic view of frame houses and commercial buildings in Altman (Teller County), Colorado. Shows residences, mine buildings with smokestacks, false front businesses, and tailings piles. A business sign reads: "Geo McMillan, Grocer." Laundry is on...
    • Altman (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Pikes Peak (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Cities & towns--Colorado--Altman--1890-1900.; Mine buildings--Colorado--Altman--1890-1900.; Mining--Colorado--Altman--1890-1900.
    • [between 1896 and 1898?]
    • Altman, Colo.

    • Panoramic view of frame houses and commercial buildings in Altman (Teller County), Colorado. Shows residences, mine buildings with smokestacks, false front businesses, and tailings piles. Business signs include: "Geo McMillan, Grocer" and "Johnson...
    • Altman (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Pikes Peak (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Cities & towns--Colorado--Altman--1890-1900.; Mine buildings--Colorado--Altman--1890-1900.; Mining--Colorado--Altman--1890-1900.
    • [between 1896 and 1898?]
    • Mines on Fryer Hill

    • View of industrial mine buildings, wood frame structures, and mine tailings on Fryer Hill in Leadville, Lake County, Colorado.
    • Fryer Hill (Colo.)--1880-1900.; Leadville (Colo.)--1880-1900.; Mine buildings--Colorado--Leadville--1880-1900.; Mining--Colorado--Leadville--1880-1900.
    • [between 1880 and 1900?]
    • Stumptown

    • View of the Last Chance, Amethyst, and New York mines in Weaver, near Creed, in Mineral County, Colorado. Shows industrial buildings, tailings piles, and road with switch-backs.
    • Amethyst Mine (Mineral County, Colo.)--1890-1900.; Last Chance Mine (Mineral County, Colo.)--1890-1900.; New York Mine (Mineral County, Colo.)--1890-1900.; Weaver (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Mine buildings--Colorado--Weaver--1890-1900.;...
    • 1893
    • Caribou, Colo.

    • View of mine buildings, tailings piles, piles of logs, and ore cars on a narrow gauge tipple in Caribou (Boulder County), Colorado. Wooden, metal, and tar paper structures on a hillside are probably part of a silver mine. Cars are parked near a...
    • Caribou (Colo.)--1950-1960.; Mine buildings--Colorado--Caribou--1950-1960.; Mine railroads--Colorado--Caribou--1950-1960.; Mining--Colorado--Caribou--1950-1960.; Silver mining--Colorado--Caribou--1950-1960.
    • 1950 October 19
    • Leadville, Colorado

    • A man sits in a horse-drawn carriage and poses beside probably ore car tracks at a mine in Leadville (Lake County), Colorado. Smoke rises from a frame mine building. Log houses, tailings piles, and headframes are on the treeless hillside.
    • Leadville (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Carriages & coaches--Colorado--Leadville--1890-1900.; Mine buildings--Colorado--Leadville--1890-1900.; Mine railroads--Colorado--Leadville--1890-1900.; Mining--Colorado--Leadville--1890-1900.
    • [between 1890 and 1900?]
    • Gauntlet Mine, Quartz Hill, Central City

    • Miners and horses stand on Quartz Hill at the Gauntlet Mine in Central City (Gilpin County), Colorado. Shows a tipple, tailings pile, and a building with letters on roof that read: "Gauntlet H & T."
    • Central City (Colo.)--1890-1910.; Gauntlet Mine (Gilpin County, Colo.)--1890-1910.; Quartz Hill (Colo.)--1890-1910.; Miners--Colorado--Central City--1890-1910.; Mining--Colorado--Central City--1890-1910.; Tipples--Colorado--Central City--1890-1910.
    • [between 1890 and 1910?]
    • Terrible Mine & Mill Silver Plume - Colo

    • View of the Terrible Mill and Mine at Silver Plume, Colorado. Shows wood frame buildings, wooden ore cars on track, trestle, smokestack, a pipeline and tailings pile.
    • Silver Plume (Colo.)--1890-1910.; Terrible Mine (Clear Creek County, Colo.)--1890-1910.; Mills--Colorado--Silver Plume--1890-1910.; Mine buildings--Colorado--Silver Plume--1890-1910.; Mining--Colorado--Silver Plume--1890-1910.
    • [between 1890 and 1910?]
    • Yankee Girl Mines, Red Mountain, Colorado, U.S.A.

    • View of the Yankee Girl Mine near Red Mountain, Guston (Ouray County), Colorado. Shows a shaft house, standard gauge railroad tracks, tailings, wood frame buildings and a mountainside clear cut of trees.
    • Guston (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Yankee Girl Mine (Ouray County, Colo.)--1890-1900.; Mine buildings--Colorado--Guston--1890-1900.; Mining--Colorado--Guston--1890-1900.
    • 1891

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