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Cabin belonging to Charles Fredrick Eichaker at the mineral mill at Cross Creek. The Knight and Beck familes used the cabin at various points in time. "Even had an outhouse"--Angela Beck. [information from Buster Beck] Bill Burnett mentions Charlie Eyacher [sic.] in The Eagle on Battle Mountain at Gilman, Colorado and My Life as I Remember, although Bill locates the cabin at Fall Creek p.7: "Old Charlie had a house on the far side, eastside,...
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The relief map photo used to visualize possible road routes and ascents for Mount of the Holy Cross pilgrimages, without O.W. Randall's annotations. [photographed from a different angle than 2013.009.018-.019, showing the Sawatach Range at left, the Cross Creek drainage, the Holy Cross Ridge, and the Gore Range at far right. Stamped on back: "Quality BB Print guaranteed not to fade Jul 14 1928, 13" The location of the map in this photo is unknown....
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The arrastra has been used since the Phoenicians to grind ores, most often gold or silver. The construction involves a circular pit paved with flat stones. Large flat-bottomed drag stones are connected to a center post by a long arm. Using horse, mule or human power, the arm drags the large stones over the ore, crushing it. This arrastra at the Gold Bug Mine was powered by a waterwheel, clearly evident in the photograph. It is a cheap but effective...
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Caption by O.W. Randall: "You can see a piece of the road they built in the foreground. This was when they had taken their tents down." numbered on front; 284583; stamp on verso: 4400 The ranch was located between Cross Creek and Fall Creek on the south side of the Eagle River, southeast of Minturn. The CCC camp was called Camp Tigiwon. Earl Beck was hired by the Forest Service as a foreman for the Civilian Conservation Corps at Camp Tigiwon. His...
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Verso: "Upper Cross Creek stamp mill 1939"
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The Glengarry Mine site at 11,414 ft., Holy Cross Mining District. Middle Mountain has an elevation of 12,336 feet. From the Eagle County Assessment Roll 1891-92 p.8: "Glengary #4354, 5.166 acres, value $60; Hidden Treasure #4353, 4.596 acres, value $50." From the Eagle County Assessment Roll 1922. Transit Gold Mining Co. [Red Cliff School District 1 Holy Cross Mines] owned Glengary, Hidden Treasure and the Transit mines. Glengary was valued at...
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MacDonald Knight standing at the stamp mill house at Cross Creek in 1940. Verso: "stamp mill house Cross Creek 1940;" stamp: "Empire Zinc Div, the New Jersey Zinc Co., Gilman, Colorado"
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Sophie Hamrick Knight, on the divide between Cross Creek and West Cross Creek. She is posed with the dog, "Hound," and burros Lucky and The Kid. She and Tom Knight were prospecting at the time. Verso: "Mom on the divide between Cross Creek and West Cross Creek with burros, Lucky and The Kid, and dog, The Houn'. 1938[?] Prospecting"
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Verso: "Tom and Hound on rock at the head of Cross Creek about 1941"
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Caption by O.W. Randall: "The CCC camp on my ranch. You can see Gilman in the distance. Two companies of CCC boys were on the Holy Cross Project parts of three years." numbered on front; 281261; stamp on verso: 4400 The ranch was located between Cross Creek and Fall Creek on the south side of the Eagle River, southeast of Minturn. The CCC camp was called Camp Tigiwon. Earl Beck was hired by the Forest Service as a foreman for the Civilian Conservation...