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Cripple Creek, Colorado as a Boom Town
 
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From the documentary "The Treasure of the Cripple Creek Mining District" this segment features the City of Cripple, Colordao during the boom times in the early 1900's.
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This Colorado mining town gets new boom in quiet winter months
 
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Creede, Colorado is beautiful anytime of year, but in the winter, the economy slows to a near halt. One group of artists is trying to change that. More local videos here: https://bit.ly/2Pa0d1l Subscribe to NEXT: http://bit.ly/2eP1GwI Stay connected: 9NEWS Website: http://www.9news.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ilike9news Twitter: https://twitter.com/9NEWS Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/9newsdenver/ Google+: https://plus.google.com/+9news/posts Snapchat: Denver9NEWS Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/9news/ 9NEWS (KUSA) is located in Denver, Colorado.
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Gilman, Colorado
 
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Mom talks about a mining town we lived in high in the Rockies that's a ghost town now. Part of a series. http://ghost-town-photography.com/colorado_ghost_towns.htm http://flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/480752818 http://www.babydoetabor.com/
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Cherokee Almanac: Discovery of Colorado Gold
 
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"Gold found," reads a June, 1850 entry in Cherokee gold prospector John Lowery Brown's journal. This was the first documentation of gold in present-day Colorado, and it was a group from the Cherokee Nation that discovered the mineral that led to the Colorado gold rush. Learn more about the Cherokee influence on the Colorado gold rush in this OsiyoTV Cherokee Almanac.
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Ghost Towns Near Buena Vista & Salida, Colorado
 
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https://www.colorfulcolorado.com/haunted-with-history/ What’s the connection between gold and ghost towns? Everything. In Chaffee County the two are inextricably linked. Chaffee County in the mid-1800s was gold-rush central. Caught up in the heady hopes of the Pikes Peak Gold Rush, prospectors flocked here to find their fortune by panning for gold in the rivers and creeks, in the hillsides and eventually in deep mine shafts. Mining camps and towns built up around this activity seemingly overnight. But after the initial hustle-and-bustle played out, many boom-towns went bust. Now there are numerous “ghost towns” to explore, all richly haunted with history.
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"Leadville:The Two-Mile High City" Short Documentary
 
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Leadville, Colorado is unique town deeply rooted into the history of the state, the "Gold Rush" Era & the industry of mining. This short documentary tells the story of how the town rapidly changed with the "Silver Boom".
Historic Boom Town: Cripple Creek Colorado
 
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Cripple Creek Colorado is a former gold mining district rich in cultural events and attractions. A perfect place for a Colorado vacation with hiking, casinos and mining tours. Cripple Creek today is more of a gambling and tourist town than a ghost town as it has many circa and old artifacts to include building dating to 1896. The casinos have great restaurants, good food and some with hotel lodging for guests. There are many cultural events and local attractions. The town of Victor nearby also has historic buildings and mines.
Snowmobiling The Ghost Town Of St Elmo, Colorado
 
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Get Your Free Visitor Guide: https://www.colorfulcolorado.com/visitors-guide/ St. Elmo Area Ride on powdery loops or take a snow-flying destination journey around Colorado’s best-preserved ‘ghost town.’ St. Elmo was originally established in the 1870s as a mining boom town and is now on the National Register of Historic Places. It’s an ideal snowmobiling area thanks to the charming and rustic historic sites as well as spectacular scenery. Keep riding to pass Iron City, a ghosted smelter town, and Romley, home of the historic site of the Marley Bridge. Ride along snowy passes like Tin Cup and Hancock Pass. Discover the stunning scenery around Mt. Princeton and the Collegiate Peaks Campground. The Buena Vista Snow Drifters organization maintains 130 miles of groomed backcountry trails in the area. To get started, take US 285 south of Buena Vista, then west on CR 162 toward Mt. Princeton.
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Driving Downtown - Denver 4K - Colorado USA
 
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Driving Downtown - Denver Colorado USA - Episode 53. Starting Point: Colfax Avenue https://goo.gl/maps/oDaTW3Z8hiv . Denver is one of the fastest-growing major cities in the United States and is the capital and most populous municipality of the U.S. state of Colorado. Denver is just east of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. Denver is nicknamed the Mile High City because its official elevation is exactly one mile (5280 feet or 1609.3 meters) above sea level, making it the highest major city in the United States.  With an estimated population of 693,060 in 2016, Denver is the 19th-most populous U.S. city, with a 15.48% increase since the 2010 United States Census.  In 2016, Denver was named the best place to live in the United States by U.S. News & World Report. Economy The Denver MSA has a gross metropolitan product of $157.6 billion in 2010, making it the 18th largest metro economy in the United States. Denver's economy is based partially on its geographic position and its connection to some of the country's major transportation systems. Because Denver is the largest city within 500 miles (800 km), it has become a natural location for storage and distribution of goods and services to the Mountain States, Southwest states, as well as all western states. Another benefit for distribution is that Denver is nearly equidistant from large cities of the Midwest, such as Chicago and St. Louis and some large cities of the West Coast, such as Los Angeles and San Francisco. Denver's position near the mineral-rich Rocky Mountains encouraged mining and energy companies to spring up in the area. In the early days of the city, gold and silver booms and busts played a large role in the city's economic success. In the 1970s and early 1980s, the energy crisis in America and resulting high oil prices created an energy boom in Denver captured in the soap opera Dynasty. Denver was built up considerably during this time with the construction of many new downtown skyscrapers. When the price of oil dropped from $34 a barrel in 1981 to $9 a barrel in 1986, the Denver economy also dropped, leaving almost 15,000 oil industry workers in the area unemployed (including former mayor and current governor John Hickenlooper, a former geologist), and the nation's highest office vacancy rate (30%). The industry has recovered and the region has 700 employed petroleum engineers.[86] Advances in hydraulic fracturing have made the DJ Basin of Colorado into an accessible and lucrative oil play. Energy and mining are still important in Denver's economy today, with companies such as EnCana, Halliburton, Smith International, Rio Tinto Group, Newmont Mining, Noble Energy, and Anadarko headquartered or having significant operations. Sports Denver is home to a variety of sports teams and is one of the U.S. cities with teams from four major sports (the Denver metro area is the smallest metropolitan area to have a team in all four major sports). The Denver Broncos of the National Football League have drawn crowds of over 70,000 since their origins in the early 1960s, and continue to draw fans today to their current home Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos have sold out every home game (except for strike-replacement games) since 1970. The Broncos have advanced to eight Super Bowls and won back-to-back titles in 1997 and 1998, and won again in 2015. Culture Because of its proximity to the mountains and generally sunny weather, Denver has gained a reputation as being a very active, outdoor-oriented city. Many Denver residents spend the weekends in the mountains; skiing in the winter and hiking, climbing, kayaking, and camping in the summer. Denver and surrounding cities are home to a large number of local and national breweries. Many of the region's restaurants have on-site breweries, and some larger brewers offer tours, including Coors and New Belgium Brewing Company. The city also welcomes visitors from around the world when it hosts the annual Great American Beer Festival each fall. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denver
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Boom Towns
 
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A glimpse of Historic Cripple Creek, Colorado.
 
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From Colorado Springs, head west and enjoy one of the prettiest drives through the winding Colorado countryside. As you drive down into the valley that houses this old west mining town, it’ll be love at first sight. Mines, trains, museums, casinos, shops, and theaters, Cripple Creek is a hidden gem you can’t miss! Did we mention you might spot a donkeys roaming the streets? You may just capture the most epic selfie ever. Learn more here: http://www.pikes-peak.com/attractions/historic-cripple-creek/
Explore Colorado Telluride jeep tour
 
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Telluride is known as one of the world's most famous and notorious gold rush towns. Gold was first discovered in 1858. That set off a mining boom in Telluride. In its heyday, in the Tomboy Mine over 2,500 people lived and worked. The long winding road up to the mine was made by hand. Now you can take a jeep to the Tomboy Mine ghost town. Telluride Outside offers all sorts of guided outdoor adventures including the jeep tours that emphasize scenery and mining history during a fun and easy way to explore telluride. On the tours you can check out mining ghost towns, Bridal Veil Falls, and spectacular scenery. Just down the street from Telluride Outside, you can fuel up for your adventure with a great breakfast at The Butcher & Baker Café. A top-notch place to stay is River Club Telluride. It is the only full service Telluride condominium property inside the town of Telluride and is just steps away from the Gondola, shops and restaurants. There are two and three bedroom condos available. They are rustic, yet elegant mountain design and very spacious with condos ranging from 1,000 to nearly 1,500 square feet.
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Cripple Creek (1), Colorado, United States.
 
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Cripple Creek Colorado 2005. For many years Cripple Creek's high valley, at an elevation of 9,494 feet (2,894 m), was considered no more important than a cattle pasture. Many prospectors avoided the area after the Mount Pisgah hoax, a mini gold rush caused by salting (adding gold to worthless rock). On the 20th of October, 1890, Robert Miller "Bob" Womack discovered a rich ore and the last great Colorado gold rush began. Thousands of prospectors flocked to the region, and before long Winfield Scott Stratton located the famous Independence lode, one of the largest gold strikes in history. In three years, the population increased from five hundred to ten thousand by 1893. Although $500 million worth of gold ore was dug from Cripple Creek, Womack died penniless on 10 August 1909. In 1896 Cripple Creek suffered two disastrous fires. The first occurred on April 25 destroying half of the city including much of the business district. Four days later another fire destroyed much of the remaining half. The city was rebuilt in a period of a few months, most historic buildings today date back to 1896. By 1900, Cripple Creek and its sister city, Victor, were substantial mining communities. During the 1890s, many of the miners in the Cripple Creek area joined a miners' union, the Western Federation of Miners (WFM). A significant strike took place in 1894, marking one of the few times in history that a sitting governor called out the national guard to protect miners from anti-union violence by forces under the control of the mine owners. By 1903, the allegiance of the state government had shifted and Governor James Peabody sent the Colorado National Guard into Cripple Creek with the goal of destroying union power in the gold camps.[citation needed] The WFM strike of 1903 and the governor's response precipitated the Colorado Labor Wars, a struggle that took many lives. Through 2005, the Cripple Creek district produced about 23.5 million troy ounces (979 1/6 troy tons; 731 metric tons) of gold. The underground mines are mostly idle, except for a few small operations. There are significant underground deposits remaining which may become feasible to mine in the future. Large scale open pit mining and cyanide heap leach extraction of near-surface ore material, left behind by the old time miners as low grade, has taken place since 1994 east of Cripple Creek, near its sister city of Victor, Colorado. The current mining operation is conducted by Cripple Creek and Victor Gold Mining Company (CC&V). The mine operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Mine operations, maintenance, and processing departments work a rotating day/night schedule in 12-hour shifts. With many empty storefronts and picturesque homes, Cripple Creek once drew interest as a ghost town. At one point the population dropped to a few hundred, although Cripple Creek was never entirely deserted. In the 1970s and 1980s travelers on photo safari might find themselves in a beautiful decaying historic town. A few restaurants and bars catered to tourists who could pass weathered empty homes with lace curtains hanging in broken windows. Colorado voters allowed Cripple Creek to establish legalized gambling in 1991. Cripple Creek is currently more of a gambling and tourist town than a ghost town. Casinos now occupy many historic buildings. Casino gambling has been successful in bringing revenue and vitality back into the area. It also provides funding for the State Historical Fund, administered by the Colorado Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation. In 2012, Colorado casinos produced over $104 million in tax revenue for these programs https://youtu.be/FanuH0sO_W8 Cripple Creek Colorado 2005.
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Boom Days Rock 2017 Leadville Today
 
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The Leadville Boom days Rock is harvested from the Climax Mine near Leadville Today. It is brought into town for the weekend's mining competitions. In this video, watch as the huge rock is transported into town and placed at the Leadville Elks Lodge for drilling events. Leadville Boom days is held the first full weekend in August in Leadville, Colorado and is a celebration of its mining heritage.
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Walking from the Carson & Colorado Railroad turntable to the train depot site at Candelaria, NV
 
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The Carson and Colorado Railroad came in 1882 to Candelaria, Nevada, to ship the silver ore from this mining boom town. Candelaria was to be the original terminus of the Carson and Colorado, but it was eventually extended to Keeler, California, near the Owens Lake in the Owens Valley. The railroad station in Candelaria was carved out of the side of a mountain, and the grade was quiet steep there--an outbound grade of 2.33% and an inbound grade of 2.26%. Established in 1876, Candelaria had a population of 1500 and twenty-seven saloons during the peak mining years of 1881-1883. Its most famous mine, the Northern Belle, produced some seven million dollars in silver. By the early 1890s, Candelaria began the decline into its present state of a ghost town. Such decline in the mining business hurt the profits of the Carson and Colorado, which the Southern Pacific bought in 1900. The Southern Pacific continued to maintain the line's operations in the Owens Valley, despite the too frequent unprofitability of this activity.
Celebrate Colorado: Old mining town of Victor
 
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Denver7 reporter Katie LaSalle tells us more about the town in the Cripple Creek mining district
2015 Christian Crawlers Colorado Adventure Part 11 Ophir Pass
 
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Ophir Pass Alta Lakes: A little bit about the history and the significance of the Ophir Pass area. Ophir and Ames Colorado were once mining boom towns in the 1800's, very similar to many others that were popping up all over the San Juan's. What makes them special is how they were involved with the "War of the Currents". During the same era as the mining boom, electricity was in its early stages of development and was becoming a very popular source of energy to drive industrial machinery like mines and mills. Thomas Edison with his patents and George Westinghouse with patents from Nikola Tesla were bitter rivals with each other in trying to convince people which type of electrical current was better. Thomas Edison was homeschooled after being told he had a learning disability. Thomas supported his DC (Direct Current) products while George Westinghouse was proving his AC (Alternating Current) at the same time. Because of the limitations of DC current being able to carry over long distances, AC (alternating current) was chosen and the world's very first industrial AC power plant was born. This hydroelectric plant was used to power the nearby Gold King Mine and continues to provide electricity to the community to this day. In 1891, electricity was transmitted from the Ames Power Plant on the San Miguel River some distance away. Ophir Pass is a convenient and scenic way to get from Silverton to Telluride. Seasonal wildflowers grow thick at higher elevations. Pass through the ghost town of Alta on the way to great camping, picnicking and fishing in beautiful mountain setting of Alta Lakes. Built in 1891, Ophir Pass was originally a toll road between Silverton and Telluride. The town of Ophir was a supply town for hundreds of mines in the area. Today it is a quaint residential community. Alta was once a bustling mining town serving the Alta-Gold King area from 1877 to 1948 when the mill was destroyed by fire. Carbonero Mine Beginning in about 1885, the Carbonero Mine, which sits above Ophir Pass Road about 1.3 miles northwest of the town of Ophir, began producing silver, gold, copper, lead and zinc. According to a report from the San Miguel Watershed Coalition, it was one of the most productive mines in the Ophir Valley. Production was almost continuous from 1890 to the early 1940's. It was said that its peak production was in the 1920's. It ceased operating in around 1970's.
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"Colorado Ghost Towns: From Dust to Dawn"
 
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16mm color moving image film with sound on polyester film base produced circa 1960-1965 by R.B. (Bud) Hooper (1898-1986) and his film production company, Sonochrome Pictures, for the State of Colorado Division of Commerce and Development. It was written and narrated by Gregory C. Chancellor and directed by Hal Haney. This educational and promotional film documents the history of gold mining in Colorado and the legacy of gold mining towns and ghost towns in Colorado, including Ashcroft, Aspen, Apex, Black Hawk, Breckenridge, Central City, Creede, Cripple Creek, Eldorado, Georgetown, Leadville, Ouray, South Park, and Telluride. There are also shots of skiing at Aspen and of Larimer Square, Tivoli Brewery, and the capitol building in Denver. The film is 757 feet in length, with a run-time of 20:55. From the R. B. (Bud) Hooper collection. It is held in the moving image collections of History Colorado (Accession # 86.111.11.). Copyright held by History Colorado. Not be reproduced without permission.
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The site of the Carson & Colorado Railroad Depot at Candelaria, Nevada
 
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The Carson and Colorado Railroad came in 1882 to Candelaria, Nevada, to ship the silver ore from this mining boom town. Candelaria was to be the original terminus of the Carson and Colorado, but it was eventually extended to Keeler, California, near the Owens Lake in the Owens Valley. The railroad station in Candelaria was carved out of the side of a mountain, and the grade was quiet steep there--an outbound grade of 2.33% and an inbound grade of 2.26%. Established in 1876, Candelaria had a population of 1500 and twenty-seven saloons during the peak mining years of 1881-1883. Its most famous mine, the Northern Belle, produced some seven million dollars in silver. By the early 1890s, Candelaria began the decline into its present state of a ghost town. Such decline in the mining business hurt the profits of the Carson and Colorado, which the Southern Pacific bought in 1900. The Southern Pacific continued to maintain the line's operations in the Owens Valley, despite the too frequent unprofitability of this activity.
The former site of Uravan, a once-booming uranium-mining town - The New Yorker
 
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Peter Hessler visits the former site of Uravan, a once-booming uranium-mining town in southwestern Colorado that provided uranium for the Manahttan Project. Still haven’t subscribed to The New Yorker on YouTube? ►► http://bit.ly/newyorkeryoutubesub CONNECT WITH THE NEW YORKER Web: http://www.newyorker.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/NewYorker Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/newyorker Google+: http://plus.google.com/+newyorker Instagram: http://instagram.com/newyorkermag Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/thenewyorker Tumblr: http://newyorker.tumblr.com The Scene: http://thescene.com/thenewyorker Want even more? Subscribe to The Scene: http://bit.ly/subthescene The former site of Uravan, a once-booming uranium-mining town - The New Yorker Producer: Myles Kane
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Creede Mining History
 
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High in the Mountains above Creede, Colorado is a bit of mining history. Buildings that have stood for over a 100 years paying homage to Creede's place in history as the last Silver Boom town.
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Ghost Town, Independence, Colorado, Mining
 
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In the 1800s gold mining gave birth to Independence, Colorado and now, over 100 years later, gold mining is destroying the ghost town of Independence.
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Butte Montana Video Tour Old Mining DownTown HeadFrame Tunnel Whore Houses Historic Red Light
 
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This is one of the stops we made on our road trip. This video is of Butte Montana. I really like this old Mining town. It was a boom town back in the day and they had a little bit of everything here. All of the buildings are very old as you can see. With mining came a lot of people and one of the main attractions became whore houses or brothels. Prostitutes were a big deal back then and there was quite a few of them here. The were in business all the way into the 80's. Everything is shut down now and the town is not near what is what back in the day. This is just a video showing you some of the scenic attratctions that Butte has to offer. It is a neat old town and reminds me why I like being in the Netherlands so much. Here is the Soda Steam link Free Shipping and $10 off http://www.stockgambles.com/stock-gambles-blog.html Make sure and check Out My channel I have Lots of 1 & 2 Owner Cars Trucks and SUV's on there and i sell them Cheap Also If You Subscribe You wont Miss out..;-) I Have a few Channels You can Access them Via My Main Channel page or also you can See the Links I post Below I will Also Post links to My websites and Facebook so you don't Miss any of the action Sign Up Everywhere!!..;-) Cheers Nathan Wratislaw AKA 1 Owner Car Guy 406-544-6919 Make sure and visit Some of My Websites Below I do All Sorts of Unique Things..;-) http://www.1ownercarguy.com http://www.cerealmarshmallows.com http://www.Beaglespocket.com http://www.ClickWebs.com http://www.Hardener.com http://www.missoulaautoauction.com http://www.vita-depot.com http://www.Nathanwratislaw.com Also Make Sure And ADD Me or Subscribe on Facebook & Youtube http://www.facebook.com/cerealmarshmallows And For Youtube i have 2 channels you may want to add http://www.youtube.com/user/cerealmarshmallows http://www.youtube.com/user/1ownercarguy http://www.youtube.com/user/stockgambles http://www.youtube.com/user/montanamuscle Send Me Hate Mail or Goodies & Stuff to show on Youtube 1 Owner Car Guy (Nathan Wratislaw) PO Box 2505 Lakeside, Ca 92040 No Ticking items please..;-) Butte Montana Video Tour Review "Road Trip" Mining "Whore Houses" Whores Prostitutes Brothels Hotels "Drive Through" "Mining Town" "Boom Town" "Head Frame" Tunnel Historic Mines "Nathan Wratislaw" "1 Owner Car Guy" MT Mountains Roads Streets Scenic Scenery Motels Buildings Old Vintage Mine See Visit Vacation
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Walking out of the Silver Plume Silver Mine in Colorado
 
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The Georgetown-Silver Plume National Historic District is a federally designated United States National Historic Landmark that comprises the Town of Georgetown, the Town of Silver Plume, and the Georgetown Loop Historic Mining & Railroad Park between the two silver mining towns along Clear Creek in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains in Clear Creek County, Colorado, United States. The district includes well preserved examples of the buildings and mining structures of the Colorado Silver Boom from 1864 to 1893. The Georgetown Loop Historic Mining & Railroad Park includes the reconstructed Georgetown Loop, a spectacular example of 19th century narrow gauge railway engineering required to negotiate the 601 feet (183 meters) of elevation rise in the mere 2.0 miles (3.2 kilometers) between the two towns. Historic steam locomotives pull passenger trains over the loop from late May through the beautiful Autumn colors of early October. Guided tours of the Lebanon Silver Mine are also available. The district was designated a National Historic Landmark on 1966-
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GOLD MINING CRIPPLE CREEK COLORADO
 
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I HEAD OUT TO SEE A MINE! I head to cripple creek, Colorado to see the Mollie Kathleen gold mine 1 mile from cripple creek it has a 1000 ft drop. I knew it was probably going to be fun but a lot of info and the guide was awesome so much info. I cut a lot out so you could experience it all yourself. $20 per adult $ 12 per kid tours on the hour tell the summer hours every 30 minutes. AWESOME TOUR
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8 Haunting ABANDONED GHOST TOWNS
 
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► Merchandise: https://rdbl.co/2kd1EPh ► Twitter: https://twitter.com/weirdworldtv ► Subscribe: http://bit.ly/WeirdWorldSub NEW VIDEOS EVERY FRIDAY & SATURDAY! #abandoned #weirdworld #abandonedplaces #mysteries --------------------------------------------- Prosperity rarely lasts forever. There are plenty of towns that were once booming, thanks to industries such as coal and gold mining, and which now lie completely abandoned, and in some cases ready for the occasional tourist. The homes and businesses of these towns are little more than empty husks of misplaced optimism and crushed dreams. But there’s something about abandoned areas that brings out the explorer in people. Perhaps it’s because of an urge to learn more about the history of these towns, or perhaps it’s just the sense of adventure. Either way, here are 8 abandoned towns that you’ll want to see for yourself. --------------------------------------------- Credits: 008. https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/glenrio-ghost-town 007. https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/oradour 006. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kolmanskop 005. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_and_South_Brother_Islands,_New_York_City 004. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bodie,_California 003. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kennecott,_Alaska 002. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyramiden 001. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruby,_Arizona Music From AudioBlocks.com, MotionArray.com, Pond5.com Outro Credits: Greenscreen Thunder Storm HD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPuU0EVbP4s Song: Toxic Wrath (15 sec Edit) by Keith Anthony Holden https://www.audioblocks.com/stock-audio/toxic-wraith-%2815-sec-edit%29-92591.html Rain Drops on Glass Window -1080p Green Screen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWLlwMUJ3XA DISCLAIMER: FAIR USE NOTICE. This video may contain copyrighted material. Such material is made available for educational purposes only. This constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in Title 17 U.S.C. section 106A-117 of the US Copyright Law.
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Colorado Experience: The Tabors
 
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Twenty years after the Gold Rush, the Colorado Silver Boom occurred in 1879 causing hordes of silver seekers to rush the Rockies. Horace Tabor, known as “The Bonanza King of Leadville,” joined the crowds and landed in the Centennial state becoming one of the richest silver barons in history. Discover the extravagant lives of Colorado’s most famous love triangle.
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THE PETRIFIED RIVER  URANIUM MINING IN THE WESTERN USA  75674
 
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Support Our Channel : https://www.patreon.com/PeriscopeFilm Made in 1957 by Union Carbide & Carbon company, PETRIFIED RIVER describes the modern romance of the present-day West in the search for uranium. It shows modern uranium prospecting, including prospecting by airplane, as well as mining in the Colorado Plateau. It also discusses the uses of radioactive isotopes at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Uranium is a chemical element with symbol U and atomic number 92. It is a silvery-white metal in the actinide series of the periodic table. A uranium atom has 92 protons and 92 electrons, of which 6 are valence electrons. Uranium is weakly radioactive because all its isotopes are unstable (with half-lives of the 6 naturally known isotopes, uranium-233 to uranium-238, varying between 69 years and 4.5 billion years). The most common isotopes of uranium are uranium-238 (which has 146 neutrons and accounts for almost 99.3% of the uranium found in nature) and uranium-235 (which has 143 neutrons, accounting for 0.7% of the element found naturally). Uranium has the second highest atomic weight of the primordially occurring elements, lighter only than plutonium. Its density is about 70% higher than that of lead, but slightly lower than that of gold or tungsten. It occurs naturally in low concentrations of a few parts per million in soil, rock and water, and is commercially extracted from uranium-bearing minerals such as uraninite. In nature, uranium is found as uranium-238 (99.2739–99.2752%), uranium-235 (0.7198–0.7202%), and a very small amount of uranium-234 (0.0050–0.0059%). Uranium decays slowly by emitting an alpha particle. The half-life of uranium-238 is about 4.47 billion years and that of uranium-235 is 704 million years,making them useful in dating the age of the Earth. Many contemporary uses of uranium exploit its unique nuclear properties. Uranium-235 has the distinction of being the only naturally occurring fissile isotope. Uranium-238 is fissionable by fast neutrons, and is fertile, meaning it can be transmuted to fissile plutonium-239 in a nuclear reactor. Another fissile isotope, uranium-233, can be produced from natural thorium and is also important in nuclear technology. While uranium-238 has a small probability for spontaneous fission or even induced fission with fast neutrons, uranium-235 and to a lesser degree uranium-233 have a much higher fission cross-section for slow neutrons. In sufficient concentration, these isotopes maintain a sustained nuclear chain reaction. This generates the heat in nuclear power reactors, and produces the fissile material for nuclear weapons. Depleted uranium (238U) is used in kinetic energy penetrators and armor plating. Uranium is used as a colorant in uranium glass producing orange-red to lemon yellow hues. It was also used for tinting and shading in early photography. The 1789 discovery of uranium in the mineral pitchblende is credited to Martin Heinrich Klaproth, who named the new element after the planet Uranus. Eugène-Melchior Péligot was the first person to isolate the metal and its radioactive properties were discovered in 1896 by Henri Becquerel. Research by Otto Hahn, Lise Meitner, Enrico Fermi and others, such as J. Robert Oppenheimer starting in 1934 led to its use as a fuel in the nuclear power industry and in Little Boy, the first nuclear weapon used in war. An ensuing arms race during the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union produced tens of thousands of nuclear weapons that used uranium metal and uranium-derived plutonium-239. The security of those weapons and their fissile material following the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991 is an ongoing concern for public health and safety. We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to provide additional information about our videos by adding a comment! See something interesting? Tell people what it is and what they can see by writing something for example like: "01:00:12:00 -- President Roosevelt is seen meeting with Winston Churchill at the Quebec Conference." This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD and 2k. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
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Georgetown, Colorado
 
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Recorded July 12, 2014 My sister and I made a short visit to Georgetown for lunch after finishing our trip to the top of Mount Evans. The historic town of Georgetown is a former silver mining camp along Clear Creek in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. The town has a population of just over 1000 people. The town sits at an elevation of 8,530 feet and is nestled in the mountains near the upper end of the valley of Clear Creek in the mountains west of Denver along Interstate 70. Although a small town today, the town was a historic center of the mining industry in Colorado during the late 19th century, earning the nickname the "Silver Queen of Colorado". It has evolved into a lively historical summer tourist center today with many preserved structures from the heyday of the Colorado Silver Boom. From: http://timvp.com
The Coolest Stuff on the Planet- Ghost Towns of the American West
 
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Mining towns thrived at the height of the gold rush in the American West. But as the mines dried up, the towns soon followed. Today these ghost towns are scattered all across the West -- we'll visit three of the most well-preserved and tell you a bit about their storied histories.
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Cripple Creek Trip Pt 5 Small Town of Victor
 
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Traveling through the old gold mining town of Victor, CO. This has to be the poorest town in CO ..feel sorry for people who live there
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Cripple Creek Colorado, United States
 
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Cripple Creek Colorado. United States 2005. The City of Cripple Creek is the Statutory City that is the county seat of Teller County, Colorado, United States.[6] The city population was 1189 at the 2010 United States Census. Cripple Creek is a former gold mining camp located 44 miles (71 km) southwest of Colorado Springs near the base of Pikes Peak. The Cripple Creek Historic District, which received National Historic Landmark status in 1961, includes part or all of city and includes surrounding area. The city is now a part of the Colorado Springs, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area. With many empty storefronts and picturesque homes, Cripple Creek once drew interest as a ghost town. At one point the population dropped to a few hundred, although Cripple Creek was never entirely deserted. In the 1970s and 1980s travelers on photo safari might find themselves in a beautiful decaying historic town. A few restaurants and bars catered to tourists who could pass weathered empty homes with lace curtains hanging in broken windows. Colorado voters allowed Cripple Creek to establish legalized gambling in 1991. Cripple Creek is currently more of a gambling and tourist town than a ghost town. Casinos now occupy many historic buildings. Casino gambling has been successful in bringing revenue and vitality back into the area. It also provides funding for the State Historical Fund, administered by the Colorado Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation. In 2012, Colorado casinos produced over $104 million in tax revenue for these programs. https://youtu.be/sqlDVf_0Ew4 Cripple creek colorado
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Ghost Towns: Abandoned But Not Forgotten
 
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These towns, often far off the beaten path and rooted in the mining industry, couldn't survive when the gold, silver, copper, and coal were gone. Check out the stories behind these boom-towns. For more stories --- http://allday.com/ Follow our twitter accounts --- https://twitter.com/historyinpics Follow our Instagram -- http://instagram.com/historyphotographed -- http://instagram.com/itsabandoned 1. Goldfield, Arizona Goldfield, Arizona, as the name suggests, was a gold town that thrived in the 1890s, but was abandoned by the late 1920s. Today, Goldfield has been reconstructed as a tourist stop, with a focus on kitsch rather than historical accuracy. Rhyolite, Nevada Rhyolite, Nevada was named for silica-rich volcanic rock in its corner of Death Valley, and saw significant investment from Charles M. Schwab in the early 20th century. By 1907, the town even had its own stock exchange, but its population dwindled in the years afterward. Terlingua, Texas Terlingua, Texas was built up around mercury mining in the mid-1880s, but was abandoned in the 1940s when production dwindled. Today, Terlingua is mostly a tourist destination for visitors to nearby Big Bend National Park. Bodie, California The town of Bodie, California was founded in 1859 and was once California's third-largest city behind San Francisco and Sacramento. The town closed in 1962 after the local gold mine stopped producing and has since become a attraction for tourists. Thurmond, West Virginia During the heyday of coal mining in West Virginia, Thurmond was a prosperous town, but its population dwindled into the single digits by the 2000s. Today, much of Thurmond is owned by the U.S. National Park Service. Calico, California Calico, California was a booming silver-mining town during the 1880s, but was totally abandoned by 1907. Calico underwent extensive restoration in the 1950s under the direction of Walter Knott, of Knott’s Berry Farm fame, and became a tourist attraction for the state. Thistle, Utah The primary industry was servicing steam trains for rail companies, and saw a decline during the switch-over to diesel engines. The real incident that killed the town, however, was a 1983 landslide that flooded the city. Much of it remains submerged today. Virginia City, Montana Virginia City, Montana was founded on gold mining in 1863, but the gold ran out by the end of the century and the town was abandoned. Today Virginia City is owned by the state of Montana, and serves as a tourist stop for travelers headed for Yellowstone National Park. Kennecott, Alaska The copper mine in Alaska produced $200 million worth of copper ore between 1911 and 1938, but was too remote to survive when the mine ran dry in the early 40s. Kennecott became a tourist landmark by the 1980s, and was designated a historic landmark. Written By: Shea Huffman Edited By: Charlie Benavides Image Credit: Getty Images Music: YouTube Music Library
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Colorado Experience: Ghost Towns
 
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According to the Colorado Springs Gazette, Colorado "has more than 1,000 ghost towns, over 600 of which have some sort of remains." Visit St. Elmo, Animas Forks, and Ashcroft, three of the best-preserved ghost towns in the state, and meet the spirits of Colorado's mining past.
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MOST Mysterious Ghost Towns in the US
 
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From abandoned mining towns with no more gold, to haunted places, here are 10 Mysterious Ghost towns in the US GET TO DYNAMITE TV AND SUBSCRIBE ! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJf35rv_-9uZiXjOi51t3JQ Subscribe to American Eye http://goo.gl/GBphkv 5. Thurmond West Virginia Once a thriving center of Coal mining in West Virginia, Thurmond was a prosperous place of commerce and businesses along the Ohio Railway. It popped up in the 1880’s in the center of the state and consisted of popular hotels, casinos, banks, schools. It was a fairly well organized city with strict laws on drinking. In 1888 a rail station was built which allowed for tourism in the area and also to carry the coal out of the hills. The population reached a peak of 462 people 1930 but steady downfall would occur not too long after. A popular hotel was burnt to the ground which which had startled much of the population and would finally reach 0 in the year 2000. You can see the contrast between the cities built out in the west and out in the east during this time. There was much more technological advancements and the addition of coal to a city at this period of time would allow them to heat their homes. Surprisingly the city hasn’t received too many vandals and much of it’s past is preserved. 4. Salton Sea Gallons of water were sent gushing into a dry lake bed after a storm caused an irrigation canal to flood and break in the Colorado River. So the Salton Sea is basically lucky to exist in that sense. A resort town was built near this body of water, which became a popular location for boating. Many people once flocked here to soak up the sun, go jet skiing and drive fancy yachts in the booming 50’s and 60’s. Stars like the Beach Boys and Bono would encore this lake, right in the heart of California’s desert. It’s probably now the last place you’d want to go on vacation unless you enjoy putrid odors and some of those boats are left abandoned on this decaying lake.. Not all good things last forever and this place quickly turned into an ecological nightmare due to pesticides and fertilizers from nearby farms and the irrigation system. It’s seen as one of California’s biggest environmental blunders of all time It became much too polluted to sustain life even for fish. The inhabitants quickly fled once the smell of the water became unbearable. To this day, dead fish litter the once popular beaches, leaving a rotten egg like smell that would be enough to scare off any urban explorer and it’s certainly not good for tourism. The size of the lake continues to shrink even in 2017 and the smell of rotting fish will continue to get worse. 3. St Elmo Colorado Don’t forget the rockie mountains also have their fair share of gold as well. And where there was once gold, there are abandoned towns.This places is located in the Sawatch Mountains and features well-preserved wooden buildings from the 1880’s after the gold and silver mines sprung up. The town had a general store, a town hall, 5 hotels, dancing halls and saloons during it’s peak around the 1890’s the resources were mined and not much else was left, the railroad was closed so no one kept on coming here. Some residents seemed to stay until 1952 when the postal service was cut off. If you don’t mind high elevation at 9,961 feet, this might be an enjoyable place to visit and it’s our ghost town with the highest elevation on this list.. It’s also one of Colorado’s maintained ghost towns. 2. Virginia City, Nevada Virginia city grew quickly in the 1850’s and 60’s after the huge discovery of the comstock lode which was a major silver deposit in the sierra nevada mountains,. But once the silver was gone, everyone fled the city. You can actually explore one of our most mysterious ghost towns in the US on google maps. Check out the entire well preserved ghost town of Virginia City, which is also rumored to be one of the most haunted places in the US. Besides some of the modern day vehicles, this place is exactly the way it was over 100 years ago and it’s the most haunted place in Nevada. Some ghost towns are quite as accessible on google maps, and this is one of the more detailed ones we were able to find. Ignore the motorcycles and get a good feel for how historic site would have looked, when miners were sifting the the hills in search of gold. Drop into the Silver Terrace cemetery for a creepy flash from the past!
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Up At An Old Mining Town  -  Victor CO
 
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Don and Larue, Butch stayed home. Up at an old mining town, Victor, Colorado
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Part 2: Boom or Bust
 
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OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2013 Wild & Scenic Film Festival: http://www.wildandscenicfilmfestival.org/ 2013 Dam Short Film Festival: http://www.damshortfilm.org/ 2013 Colorado Environmental Film Festival: http://www.ceff.net/ As a nearby coal mine threatens majestic Bryce Canyon, an age-old fight over tourism versus extraction engulfs a small Utah town. Watch the full three-part series, "Public Lands, Private Profits" at http://ampr.gs/publiclandsprivateprofits
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American Southwest (#01): Creede, Colorado
 
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Why the Southwest? This region is not a single destination but a series of destinations ... from the desert to the mountains. Scenic back roads offering the allure of serenity and tranquility and slower paced travel ... small towns that invite you to linger a while ... mountain vistas that bask in the changing colors of the autumn season of golden aspens and cottonwoods ... snow capped peaks that foretell the oncoming harsh season ... canyons of all manner that lift your spirits at the first light of day when the sunrises wash the cliffs in orange to the deep shadows of sunsets when the same cliffs are crimson and blood-red. Creede: Creede was probably the wildest town in all of Colorado during its heyday of three short years. Creede was founded in 1890 after Nicholas Creede struck it rich in 1889 with silver at the Holy Moses Mine in North Willow Creek. In just one short year, Creede became a hopping boom town. The population increased by 300 people daily in 1890 and grew to more than 10,000 people before the town's sudden demise in 1893 due to plummeting silver prices. Compare that with a population of approximately 590 for all of Mineral County today, and you'll get a feel for Creede's popularity and importance when mining was king. Creede is known for its resiliency. It suffered through major floods in 1892, 1903, 1911, 1917, and 1942. One flood killed more than 1,000 people in the suburb of North Creede. (That is more people than than live here today.) The town was rebuilt after four devastating fires; the first was the same year as the first flood, 1892. Other large fires occurred in 1895, 1902 and 1936.
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Colorado Experience: Uranium Mania
 
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America's explosive successes in peace and war were fueled by the radioactive wealth from the Colorado Plateau. The mineral carnotite was a "Pandora's rock" of scientific, medical, industrial and military power for 20th Century America with its unleashed resources of radium, vanadium and uranium. Even though the energetic and frenetic mining and refining of uranium ore in Western Colorado has mostly ceased, its remaining trace elements of memory and controversy still radiate from Uravan and Grand Junction throughout the state, the nation and the world.
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Tatiana Mckeen. 1 of the MOST BEAUTIFUL towns in the U.S FRISCO COLORADO!  & tatianaslabel.etsy.com
 
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SUBSCRIBE https://goo.gl/lKYlwP About Tatiana Mckeen. My Family & Friends. My King Shepherd Txaran. My work in Real Estate with Kuper Sotheby's. My Travel, mostly Spain-US. My Art: Tatiana's Label at Amazon. My languages English, Spanish, French (Wikipedia) Frisco es un pueblo ubicado en el condado de Summit en el estado estadounidense de Colorado. En el año 2010 tenía una población de 2843 habitantes y una densidad poblacional de 636,2 personas por km² The Town of Frisco is a Home Rule Municipality in Summit County, Colorado, United States. The population was 2,683 at the 2010 census. It is a popular town among skiers from around the world. Four major ski resorts are located in close proximity to Frisco: Copper Mountain, Breckenridge, Keystone, and Arapahoe Basin. Frisco was founded by Henry Recen, and was built because of the mining boom in the area.The town was incorporated in 1880.
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10 Real Haunted Ghost Towns to See in America!
 
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Want to visit a REAL ghost town? Spooky abandoned post-apocalyptic villages aren’t just the stuff of movies - there are plenty right here in America, and some are said to be haunted! 1. Bodie, California This National Historic Landmark is a perfectly preserved example of the late nineteenth century gold mining towns of California. Rumor has it, any visitor who tries to sneak off with an artifact from this ghost town will be cursed with bad luck! 2. St. Elmo, Colorado St. Elmo was a lively mining center with a booming population of 2000 until the local railroad closed down. Apparently, the ghost of former resident Annabelle Stark keeps watch over the town. 3. Centralia, Pennsylvania Centralia is home to 10 stubborn people who refuse to move and was the main inspiration for the horror movie Silent Hill. A mine fire which has been burning under the town since 1962 has caused most residents to leave over the years. 4. Bannack, Montana With a thriving population of 10,000 it was nicknamed the New Eldorado by the hopeful prospectors. It also once had an outlaw gang leader as its sheriff. Each July, there’s a re-enactment festival celebrating the town’s former glory. 5. Cahawba, Alabama Cahawba was once the capital of Alabama but today is an archeological park open to visitors. You can wander around and view the many abandoned streets and ruins of this formerly important governmental center. 6. Rhyolite, Nevada First established as a mining camp near Death Valley in 1905, Rhyolite saw its peak during the American gold rush. It’s a great testament of the boom and bust cycle of this era. 7. Terlingua, Texas Once a district of mining villages, today a ghost town, reduced to several closed mines and many abandoned industrial facilities, businesses and homes. However there’s still a working saloon for those seeking the authentic Old West experience. 8. Oatman, Arizona Located in the Black Mountains it became famous when 10 million dollars worth of gold was discovered in the area. Wild burros now roam the streets and gunfights are staged on the weekends. 9. Glenrio, Texas Formerly known as Rock Island it was a railway town which fell into disuse when Interstate 40 bypassed the community in 1973. Visit the Phillips 66 Service Station and other once-busy buildings that are now ghosts of their former glory. 10. Kennecott, Alaska One of the most remote ghost towns in America, is an old copper mining town. Virtually abandoned since the Depression in the 1930’s, it now has guided tours allowing visitors to explore the abandoned buildings frozen in time… What’s the spookiest place you’ve visited? Comment below!
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Property for sale - 8 County Rd 390, Winfield, CO 81211
 
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Listing Site: Property Site: http://tour.circlepix.com/home/ANQ2HT/8-County-Rd-390-Winfield-CO-175978 Own a piece of Rocky Mountain History. Original 1899 miners cabin. Actually located near Winfield in Vicksburg Colorado , a booming mining town around 1900 , town has two museums and lots of historical displays , No land is included , cabin is on a 20 year forest service lease so nearly 2 million acres of outdoor recreation awaits you and your family . Fishing , hunting , hiking , photography , rockhounding , atv riding , boating on the Clear Creek Reservoir .Close to the Missouri Mountain trailhead , seven 14ers in the valley for your climbing adventures and the Collegiate Wilderness is just up the road . . Call listing agent for details. Livable now but could be a real charmer .just need to finish off. Great family get away. Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Square Feet: 730 Price: $100,000 MLS ID: 175978 For more information about this property, please contact Team Gets It Done at 719-547-1722 or [email protected] You can also text 5262479 to 67299. COMPANY SOCIAL MEDIA: ------------------------------------------ http://www.puebloareahomes.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/10211078518345714 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-XnnSDn7xRD_WYhxoQx9rQ OFFICE SOCIAL MEDIA: ------------------------------------------ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/10211078518345714 Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/REMAXPuebloWest REALTOR SOCIAL MEDIA: ------------------------------------------ www.teamgetsitdone.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/1254922041215709 Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/karengetsitdone Last modified: 09/19/2018 04:41:02 am
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Ouray Colorado to Silverton Colorado along the Million Dollar Highway
 
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We will take you on a five minute road trip between Ouray, Colorado and Silverton, Colorado along the Million Dollar Highway. We took this day trip while camping out at the Ouray RV Park and Cabins. You will see old mine shafts that date back to the 1800's Tailings from the old mines. Miners houses and some very beautiful country. The Switzerland of America - along the back roads and Scenic Byways: you can see vistas where old Hollywood westerns were filmed and explore high country ghost towns that were once booming mining cities. Ouray is also known as “The Jeeping Capital of the World.” Regardless of the season or the purpose of your visit, a trip to the famous, sulfur-free Ouray Hot Springs Pool is always a treat. With nearly one-million gallons of naturally heated water from deep in the earth, the hot springs pool has been a soothing destination for generations. The Million Dollar Highway delivers jaw-dropping vista after vista. It was cut from the side of the mountain and became know as the "Million Dollar Highway". It's one of the most scenic drives in the USA. There are several legends, though, including that it cost a million dollars a mile to build it, this is in the 1800's and that its fill dirt contains a million dollars in gold ore. Silverton is where the video ends, a video on Silverton coming soon. Hope you enjoy our videos, if so Please Subscribe under the video and Share with your friends. Don't forget to watch in HD . Thanks for watching. Music by - Bama Country - Country by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100359 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
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Katherine Mine Ruins!
 
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BEST VIEWED FULL SCREEN AT 1080hHD Katherine's Landing takes its name from the old Katherine Mine that is located northeast of the current marina. The Katherine Mine lies dead and decaying. All that stands is an odd assortment of concrete pillars, arranged as if in some forgotten graveyard, and the foundation of the once impressive structure. Scattered about are the rusting remains of iron tanks and other equipment used in the mining operation. Deep beneath the surface, a labyrinth of passages is choked with water, rotten timbers and memories of long departed miners. Mining activity began in the Katherine-Union Pass area in the mid-1860s with the discovery of gold. The Pyramid and Gold Cycle mines, both in the present-day South Telephone Cove area; the Homestake Mine, across the river in Nevada; and the Sheeptrails Mine in the Union Pass area, were the more primary mines established during this time. To process ore, the Sheeptrails Mine built a mill near the Colorado River, west of the Pyramid Mine. The road used to haul ore from the Sheeptrails Mine to the mill passed by a solitary granite knob that protruded from a flat gravel plain. A teamster, S.C. Bagg, who was hauling ore to the mill, panned some samples from the outcropping. In September 1900, the outcrop was claimed by Bagg and became the Catherine Mine (original spelling). S.C. Bagg wasted no time About 2000 tons of ore were mined from Catherine and then processed at the Sheeptrails Mill between 1900 and 1903. The mine was leased in 1903, and an unknown amount of ore was removed before the mine was closed in 1904. The mine was sold that same year to the Arizona Pyramid Mining Company which reopened it in 1907, operating it for two years. In 1915, gold was discovered in the United Eastern Mine at Oatman. This discovery caused the "First Oatman Boom." Numerous claims were staked, and shafts sunk with little reason and even less chance of success. This boom soon reached the Union Pass-Catherine District where claims were staked adjoining the Catherine, Sheeptrails and other older existing mines. Shafts in the new area were sunk with less justification and chance of success than they were at Oatman. Most of these "bloomers" adopted the name Catherine in their title: Catherine Extension, Catherine Treasure Vault and Catherine Midway. None of the new mines recorded any production, and all were shut down by the onset of the Great Depression in 1929. With the boom came the promotion of the Catherine and Tri-state town sites. The Catherine town site was about two miles east of the Catherine Mine, and the Tri-state was across the river from the present day Katherine Landing. A post office was operated at the Catherine Town site from 1925 to 1929. Today, little remains of the Katherine site, the Tri-state site lies under the waters of Lake Mohave. In 1919, Catherine Mine, now titled the Katherine Gold Mining Company, began to further develop the area. A new vertical shaft was sunk to 950 feet, and a shaft sunk from the 400 foot level opened the 500- and 600-foot levels. A cyanide mill that could process 75 tons of ore a day was completed in June 1925. It was later enlarged to process 250 tons per day. The mill ran more or less continuously through 1927. The mine and mill operation slowed down in 1928, and in December of 1929, the Katherine Gold Mining Company declared bankruptcy. The mill operated for short periods of time, processing ore from some of the area mines between 1931 and 1932. This marked the separation of the Katherine Mill and Mine operations. Between 1933 and 1934, the price of gold rose, and it became profitable to mine gold again. Many old mines were reopened. The Gold Standard Gold Mining Company acquired the Katherine Mill and Mine water rights, and began operating in September 1933. A fire severely damaged the structures in September of 1934. The mill was back in operation by November 1934, and processed ore from the local mines. The Gold Standard Gold Mining Company acquired title to the Katherine Mine in 1935. After rehabilitating the mine and repairing the fire damage, the Katherine Mine was in production from 1937 to 1940. The mill ran continuously until April 15, 1943, when it was closed by the War Production Board. Katherine was a boom town that gained more from its reputation than from the ore that it produced. The Katherine Mine produced less than $2 million in gold and silver between 1900 and 1940. The mill, processing ore from area mines, excluding the Katherine Mine, produced $3.6 million in gold and silver between 1900 and 1943. Read more: http://www.desertusa.com/colorado-river/lake-mead-nra/lake-mohave/katherine-mine.html#ixzz4MWJEOJ2d Read more: http://www.desertusa.com/colorado-river/lake-mead-nra/lake-mohave/katherine-mine.html#ixzz4MWJ4xvnA Read more: http://www.desertusa.com/colorado-river/lake-mead-nra/lake-mohave/katherine-mine.html#ixzz4MWIvUCIj
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Colorado Experience: KEOTA
 
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Colorado Experience explores the boom and bust of a homestead community on the Eastern Plains of Colorado. Founded in 1880 as a homestead by Mary and Eva Beardsley, the town of Keota became a major stop on the old Prairie Dog Express. The railroad brought with it a wave of new settlers, mostly from Scandinavian countries, eager to harvest the land and establish a new life for themselves in the harsh climate. Although never reaching a population of over 150 people, the town served a farming community of over 1250 homesteads. Keota thrived during the First World War, as demand for wheat to feed American troops soared. Today, Keota is mostly abandoned, but lives on through the memories of its original residents and their descendents. Colorado Experience airs Thursday nights at 7PM on Rocky Mountain PBS. For more information: www.rmpbs.org/ColoradoExperience
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LONELY ROAD to ALAMO : An Overland Trek Across the Desert National Wildlife Refuge
 
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Come visit us at: https://WAYALIFE.com and https://JLWRANGLER.com Buy WAYALIFE Swag & Parts: https://www.wayalife.com/store/ Jeep parts purchased through this Amazon link will help support this channel and at no cost to you: https://www.amazon.com/shop/wayalife It's hard to imagine but just north of all the glitz and glamour that is the City of Las Vegas, lies the 2nd largest wildlife refuge in the country and the largest one in the lower 48 states. I am of course talking about the Desert National Wildlife Refuge and it really is about as beautiful as it is vast. Unfortunately, a majority of it does lies within the restricted, Nellis Air Force Base (think Area 51) but a good portion of it can still be traversed in a 4WD vehicle like a Jeep. Of the many routes you can explore, our favorite is also one of the most remote and potentially dangerous ones and that is, the Road to Alamo. Back in the early 1900's, pioneers established a stage route that connected Corn Creek to the town of Alamo, which is located over 70 miles to the north and in the lush Pahranagat Valley. It was created to help transport goods and supplies to the booming mines and towns of southern Nevada and today, you can still travel along on the exact same rough and rugged road. For better or for worse, the road is in a National Wildlife Refuge and so it is well marked and even has informative signs along the way. Some of these signs remind travelers that there are NO services, NO water and very little to NO cell service out there and caution should be taken when traveling in the area. Also, there is a section of the trail that crosses a "dry lake" bed and more times than not, it is IMPASSIBLE due to being anything but dry. There have been many near life threatening instances where ill prepared individuals have gotten stuck at this point. Deep ruts filled with pieces of wood and other debris remain as evidence of people struggling to free themselves of the muck. With nothing to winch off of, the dry lake section of this trail should NEVER be crossed when wet. With all that said, this short video highlights a recent overland trek that Cindy and I took across the lonely Alamo Road. Certainly, it's nothing fancy and there's no rock crawling to speak of but we do hope you enjoy it for what it is - a day in the life of WAYALIFE. Although we didn't cover it in this video, I would highly recommend that you stop and check out the Visitors Center before heading out on a trek of your own, across the Desert Wildlife Refuge. They have great displays, tons of information on the area and even a nice little hike that takes you out to some cool stuff including an old historic cabin. :cool:
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Cripple Creek (2), Colorado, United States.
 
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Cripple Creek, Colorado 2005 For many years Cripple Creek's high valley, at an elevation of 9,494 feet (2,894 m), was considered no more important than a cattle pasture. Many prospectors avoided the area after the Mount Pisgah hoax, a mini gold rush caused by salting (adding gold to worthless rock). On the 20th of October, 1890, Robert Miller "Bob" Womack discovered a rich ore and the last great Colorado gold rush began. Thousands of prospectors flocked to the region, and before long Winfield Scott Stratton located the famous Independence lode, one of the largest gold strikes in history. In three years, the population increased from five hundred to ten thousand by 1893. Although $500 million worth of gold ore was dug from Cripple Creek, Womack died penniless on 10 August 1909. In 1896 Cripple Creek suffered two disastrous fires. The first occurred on April 25 destroying half of the city including much of the business district. Four days later another fire destroyed much of the remaining half. The city was rebuilt in a period of a few months, most historic buildings today date back to 1896. By 1900, Cripple Creek and its sister city, Victor, were substantial mining communities. During the 1890s, many of the miners in the Cripple Creek area joined a miners' union, the Western Federation of Miners (WFM). A significant strike took place in 1894, marking one of the few times in history that a sitting governor called out the national guard to protect miners from anti-union violence by forces under the control of the mine owners. By 1903, the allegiance of the state government had shifted and Governor James Peabody sent the Colorado National Guard into Cripple Creek with the goal of destroying union power in the gold camps.[citation needed] The WFM strike of 1903 and the governor's response precipitated the Colorado Labor Wars, a struggle that took many lives. Through 2005, the Cripple Creek district produced about 23.5 million troy ounces (979 1/6 troy tons; 731 metric tons) of gold. The underground mines are mostly idle, except for a few small operations. There are significant underground deposits remaining which may become feasible to mine in the future. Large scale open pit mining and cyanide heap leach extraction of near-surface ore material, left behind by the old time miners as low grade, has taken place since 1994 east of Cripple Creek, near its sister city of Victor, Colorado. The current mining operation is conducted by Cripple Creek and Victor Gold Mining Company (CC&V). The mine operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Mine operations, maintenance, and processing departments work a rotating day/night schedule in 12-hour shifts. With many empty storefronts and picturesque homes, Cripple Creek once drew interest as a ghost town. At one point the population dropped to a few hundred, although Cripple Creek was never entirely deserted. In the 1970s and 1980s travelers on photo safari might find themselves in a beautiful decaying historic town. A few restaurants and bars catered to tourists who could pass weathered empty homes with lace curtains hanging in broken windows. Colorado voters allowed Cripple Creek to establish legalized gambling in 1991. Cripple Creek is currently more of a gambling and tourist town than a ghost town. Casinos now occupy many historic buildings. Casino gambling has been successful in bringing revenue and vitality back into the area. It also provides funding for the State Historical Fund, administered by the Colorado Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation. In 2012, Colorado casinos produced over $104 million in tax revenue for these programs https://youtu.be/OTIxio8inD0 Cripple Creek Colorado 2005
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