Cripple Creek Days

Mabel Barbee Lee has written a rousing tale of early days in Cripple Creek, Colorado.

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Author: Mabel Barbee Lee

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803279124

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 270

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Mabel Barbee Lee has written a rousing tale of early days in Cripple Creek, Colorado. She speaks with authority because she arrived there as a child in 1892, and with wide-eyed wonder saw the whole place turn to gold. With his divining rod, Mabel's father tapped gold ore on Beacon Hill but missed becoming a millionaire by selling his claim short. Nonetheless, life was rich for young Mabel in a booming town with points of interest like Poverty Gulch, the Continental Hotel, and a fantastic house called Finn's Folly; with characters around like the promoter Windy Joe and (seen from a distance) the madam Pearl De Vere; with something always going on, whether a celebration or a disastrous fire or train wreck or a no-nonsense miners' strike. Mabel Lee's book brings back a time and place with affection. The foreword is by Lowell Thomas, who was her pupil when she was a young schoolmarm in Cripple Creek. "One of the most fascinating accounts of a gold rush town."-Chicago Sunday Tribune. "More entertaining by far than the run of fictional westerns, more authentic, of course, and a great deal more moving."-W. M. Teller, Saturday Review

The Cripple Creek District

Even today , her best - known book , Cripple Creek Days , remains a good example of life in the gold camp and covers many events of the time . In this image , Lee is seen in Cripple Creek with Lowell Thomas ( center ) and Rufus “ the ...

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Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 073858214X

Category: History

Page: 127

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As one of the last major boomtowns created from gold rushes in Colorado's Rocky Mountains, the Cripple Creek District, located just west of Pikes Peak, became home to thousands of men, women, and children from dozens of nationalities the world over. They struggled to establish homes in the rugged and sometimes inhospitable environment of high-altitude gold camp life. The need for a modicum of civilization's amenities in this roughneck enclave, which eventually became the Teller County seat, was stunted by mining's inherent injuries and illness, the harsh mountain winters, great fires that destroyed many area towns, and debilitating labor strikes. More than a century of pioneer living is represented in this evocative tour through famous and infamous local history, from the early settlers to the descendants and residents who still call the Cripple Creek District home.

Goin Up to Cripple Creek

Smith, Toby, Kid Blackie, Jack Dempsey's Colorado Days, Ridgeway, Colorado: Wayfinder Press. Lee, Mabel Barbee, Cripple Creek Days, Forward by Lowell Thomas, Lincoln/London, Nebraska: University of Nebraska Press.

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Author: Raymond Walter Seibert

Publisher: Advanced Concept Design

ISBN: 9780979972379

Category: Fiction

Page: 346

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A work of historical fiction features the lives of the men and women who established the town of Cripple Creek, Colorado, and mined its gold.

Haunted Cripple Creek and Teller County

Fittingly, Cripple Creek's most well-known ghost is said to occupy this “haunt.” Mabel Barbee Lee writes in Cripple Creek Days, “As a child, I would cross the street away from the funeral parlor anytime rather than pass if there was ...

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Author: Linda Wommack

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467139601

Category: History

Page: 128

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Home to the last gold rush in America, Teller County attracted a slew of peculiar characters. And many never left. A Victor Hotel regular named Eddie met his untimely death when he tumbled down the elevator shaft. A female apparition clad in Victorian clothing appears on the stairs of the Palace Hotel. A closed tunnel on Gold Camp Road is said to echo with the sounds of screaming children. And lingering spirits are still prisoners at the old Teller County Jail. Linda Wommack uncovers the eerie thrills and chills of Cripple Creek and Teller County.

Death Valley to Deadwood Kennecott to Cripple Creek

4 volumes . National Park Service , San Francisco . Laxalt , Robert 1973 Golden Ghosts of the Lost Sierra . National Geographic 144 ( 3 ) : 332-353 . Lee , Mabel Barbee 1958 Cripple Creek Days .

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Author: United States. National Park Service. Division of National Register Programs

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105017183042

Category: Historic mines

Page: 219

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Papers address concerns by contractors and agencies in how to survey and nominate properties to the National Register of Historic Places and how to mitigate adverse actions on significant resources, management concerns related to historic mining sites on public lands, and interpretation and display of mining sites and materials. The focus is on the western United States, but other parts of the U.S. and western Canada are covered.

The Colorado Labor Wars Cripple Creek 1903 1904 A Centennial Commemoration

Notes I want to thank the staff of the Pikes Peak Library District for organizing the Cripple Creek Strike ... Story of Stratton and Cripple Creek (Chicago: 1937); Mabel Barbee Lee, Cripple Creek Days (Garden City, N.Y.: 1958), 186–224; ...

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Publisher: Pikes Peak Library District

ISBN: 9781567352238

Category: Cripple Creek Strike, Cripple Creek, Colo., 1903-1904

Page: 133

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Public Utilities Reports

Appearances : J. E. and W. G. Simonson for respondent ; Frank J. Hangs for intervener , the city of Cripple Creek , Colorado . By the Commission : On the 20th day of July , 1915 , the city council of the city of Cripple Creek , state of ...

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Author: Henry Clifford Spurr

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015073321427

Category: Law reports, digests, etc

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Public Utilities Reports

Appearances : J. E. and W. G. Simonson for respondent ; Frank J. Hangs for intervener , the city of Cripple Creek , Colorado . By the Commission : On the 20th day of July , 1915 , the city council of the city of Cripple Creek , state of ...

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ISBN: UCAL:B2897342

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The Mining American

New strikes are being made in Cripple Creek daily . These are not the findings of mere " stringers ” of promising ore such as were heralded far and wide by the press and all interested in Cripple Creek in those days , but are the ...

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ISBN: NYPL:33433110036872

Category: Mineral industries

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Forgotten Men of Cripple Creek

Sheriff Brown of Cripple Creek gave freely of his time , with the offer of any pictures we might need . To them we extend thanks for their interested help . To genial Jack Barry of present day Cripple Creek , son of Vinton Barry of the ...

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Author: Leslie Doyle Spell

Publisher:

ISBN: UCR:31210008336404

Category: CCripple Creek Strike, Cripple Creek, Colo., 1903-1904

Page: 160

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Recollections of early Colorado gold days.