|Atlantic-Pacific Tunnel. The dream still lives tho the dreamer dies.
|Date scanned: 2000-10-19.
|Unmounted; text on front.
|Held in the Russell L. and Lyn Wood Mining History Archive, Arthur Lakes Library, Colorado School of Mines.
|Postcard showing the Atlantic-Pacific Tunnel entrance with a prospector and burro standing in front of the tunnel (prospector and burro image pasted into photo). The caption on photograph NMHFM-231 identifies this person as Frank Gimlet (aka Frank E. Gimlett), the hermit of Arbor Villa (i.e. Arbourville). Brick Pomeroy, a newspaper publisher and promoter, proposed constructing an 18,000 ft. long train tunnel through the Continental Divide in Colorado, with the east (Atlantic) portal of the tunnel in Clear Creek County and the west portal (Pacific) in Summit County. In 1880 Pomeroy organized the Atlantic-Pacific Tunnel Company and work began on the east end of the tunnel. Pomeroy also publicized the project as a mining venture, and the Company acquired three mill sites and four lode claims. Legal and financial problems forced the Atlantic-Pacific Tunnel Company into foreclosure in 1883. In 1884 a new company was organized under the name of the Atlantic-Pacific Railway Company.
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|Gimlett, Frank E., 1865-1952
|Arthur Lakes Library
|Colorado Digitization Project
|Russell L. and Lyn Wood Mining History Archive