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Pack animals loaded with supplies or possibly ore on Missouri Pass. The rider may be Pete Mann.
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The main shaft house at Gilman, midfield at left, with employee housing at right.
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Office of the New Jersey Zinc Company at Gilman, Colorado.
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The Gore Range farthest away, Battle Mountain, Gilman and U.S. Highway 24 at midground. The photo was taken by Si Ostermeier from the top of Notch Mountain.
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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 Hart mining camp, "Poverty Flats," located on Battle Mountain east of Gilman and just below Bell's Camp. Harry Nottingham was orn in Belles Camp in 1890. There are varous buildings and outbuildings with a group of people gathered together at right midground. It may be a celebration of some sort. [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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A view of the Eagle River Gorge, showing Belden at the bottom of the gorge and Gilman on the cliff above the gorge. The Belden tram is in the mid field of the photo. [One of a series of ten photographs included in postal mailer: Frashers Quality Photos, Ten Scenic Views souvenir from Canon City to Leadville, Colo. Frashers, Inc., Pomona, Calif. Required 2 cents postage.]
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Verso: "burro train on Missouri Pass 1939"
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Photo postcard of Gilman with Belden at the bottom of the Eagle River Canyon. Ore cars are lined up on the tracks and the surface tram is clearly visible. "Eagle River Canyon and Gilman from Battle Mt. Highway Sanborn W-1102"
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MacDonald Knight standing on trailer attached to his jeep. He's looking at lumber in front of an abandoned cabin at Holy Cross City. There are wildflowers in the foreground. "The one picture of Don Knight's jeep shows some boards. Buster [Beck] said there was two piles of boards on this side of Francy Pass. Why & from where he does not know. SInce they are on this side of Fancy Pass he is sure they did not come from the saw mill at Cross Creek."...
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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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Part of the MacDonald Knight prospecting team. Verso: " 'Jack' the male member of the pack string 1939"
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Photo postcard looking west on Main Street, Gilman.
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View of the mineral mill at Holy Cross City.
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"This photo was taken from my 10 acre Iron Edge property that was located by Dick Morgan in 1887. I'm standing just above his discovery cut on the Iron Edge cliff formation, elevation 11,200 ft. The view is to the east across the headwaters of East Brush creek toward the 13,000 + ft. mountain peaks. Gold Dust Peak is on the left and Eagle Peak on the far right. "Negro" basin is just left of my head and Gold Dust basin is concealed by the trees on...
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Scenic view near Holy Cross City, Colorado, approximately twelve miles from Red Cliff. Holy Cross City and Gold Park were the major mining camps in the Holy Cross Mining District. There were two mills in the area to service the mines.
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Verso: "D-158. Mining Town in the Rockies. Perched on the side of Battle Mountain above the deep and narrow Eagle River Canyon, the modern mining community of Gilman is a picturesque sight along U.S. 24 between Leadville and Minturn, Colorado."
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Gold Park and Holy Cross City were the major mining camps in the Holy Cross Mining District. Man with shovel at center foreground. "Apparently, there were two mills at Holy Cross City. The first, located just below the town, on the west side of the road, was called simply the Holy Cross Mill. It was owned by the Gold Park Mining and Milling Co. which also maintained a similar installation down below. ... Both mills were connected by a direct 2...
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"Packstring with Pete Mann on Missouri Pass"