Welcome to Victor Colorado
City of Mines
—City Elevation: 9693 ft —
Gold was discovered by Bob Womack near Cripple Creek in 1890 and through the years, over 500 mines have employed more than 6000 miners.
The Cresson Mine produced 60,000 ounces of gold from a room-sized, crystalline “vug” located 1200’ below the surface. The Portland II Mine was 3500’ deep and the American Eagles was one of the highest at 10,750’. The legendary Independence Mine was sold by W. S. Stratton in 1899 for 11,000,000. The district has produced over 22 million ounces of gold to date. In 1994 Victor continued its heritage by supporting the largest gold mine in the state, the Cresson Mine of the Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Co. Thank You
Victor Historic Preservation Commission
[Captions: Established 1894; W.S. Stratton’s Independence Mine, Claim Staked July 4, 1891; Third St. at Victor Ave., c. 1912; Where to Go and How to Get There, See the Map; The Golden Circle Railroad. This narrow gauge subsidiary of the Gold Belt Line served the Victory area from 1896-1912; Price of Gold in 1900 – 20.67 per troy ounce; Daily Pay – 1900, $3.00 per eight hour shift; Machine Drilling 1000 ft Underground; 1 Ton Cart]
Victor Chamber of Commerce Byron Signs – Colorado Springs Many Wonderful Volunteers!
Erected by Victor Historic Preservaton Commission.
Location. 38° 42.629′ N, 105° 8.53′ W. Marker is in Victor, Colorado, in Teller County. Marker is on Victor Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 415 Victor Avenue, Victor CO 80860, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Victor City Hall (a few steps from this marker); Labor Wars (within shouting distance of this marker); North 4th Street (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Bawdy Side of Town (about 600 feet away); Lowell Thomas’s Victor
More about this marker. This marker is a big as a billboard and longer too. It could not be captured in one image so it had been photographed in three parts.
Also see . . . Victor Colorado - Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 1, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
Additional keywords. Colorado Gold Mining
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 1, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 768 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 1, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.