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dc.date1880?-1900?
dc.date.accessioned2007-01-03T05:57:55Z
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-03T09:21:26Z
dc.date.available2007-01-03T05:57:55Z
dc.date.available2022-02-03T09:21:26Z
dc.identifierlibimagesSC955
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11124/10155
dc.descriptionIdaho Springs, Colorado, Clear Creek County--verso.
dc.descriptionNo. 2285. Idaho Springs Colorado from the south.
dc.descriptionDate scanned: 2000-10-26.
dc.descriptionIdentifier: SC955.
dc.descriptionRelated photographs: SC109, SC155, SC734, SC798, SC799.
dc.descriptionUnmounted; text on front and verso.
dc.descriptionHeld in the Russell L. and Lyn Wood Mining History Archive, Arthur Lakes Library, Colorado School of Mines.
dc.description.abstractPhotograph taken between 1880 and 1900 showing the town of Idaho Springs, Colorado. The photograph was taken from the Soda Creek area looking northwest. Gold placers were reported at a tributary of Clear Creek, Colorado in 1859 and the area was inundated by prospectors. A mining town was established that went by several names but eventually became Idaho Springs in 1866. Idaho Springs' population reached a peak of around 12,000 during the 1860s and the town was the county seat for a time. Silver was discovered in the area in 1865 and lode mining largely replaced placer mining. Idaho Springs was also an ideal milling town because it was downhill from most of the area's mines, easing ore transport, and had plenty of water. The narrow-gauge rail line reached Idaho Springs in 1877. The town's population declined after the 1860s but by 1902 it still possessed twenty-two operating mills. Mine tunnel projects kept some area mines operating into the 1900s, but the industry was mostly ...
dc.description.sponsorshipSponsored by the Colorado State Library, the regional library systems of Colorado, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
dc.publisherColorado School of Mines. Arthur Lakes Library
dc.rightsRights management statement available at: http://library.mines.edu/digital/rights.html
dc.subjectMining towns -- Colorado
dc.titleIdaho Springs, Colorado
dc.typeStillImage
dc.contributor.institutionArthur Lakes Library
dc.contributor.institutionColorado Digitization Project
dc.contributor.institutionRussell L. and Lyn Wood Mining History Archive


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