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The Alta Vista Station image, Touch for more information
By Barry Swackhamer, June 23, 2009
The Alta Vista Station
Colorado (Teller County), Victor — East Victor Avenue
Alta Vista Station The Alta Vista Railroad Depot, pictured below, was originally located on Phantom Canyon Road where it served the Florence and Cripple Creek Railroad line. After the trains quit running in 1912, the building was used as a . . . — Map (db m46760) HM
Colorado (Teller County), Victor — Fire!
Up In Flames Victor was founded in 1893 at the foot of Battle Mountain – a stone’s throw from where the richest gold mines in the Gold Camp were eventually located. Underground mining was very labor intensive so, like many gold rush . . . — Map (db m46798) HM
Colorado (Teller County), Victor — Labor Wars
Miners Win 8-hour Day Underground gold mining was difficult, dangerous, labor intensive work. Two major labor conflicts between the Association of Mine Owners and the Western Federation of Mines (WFM) Labor Union changed Victor and Gold . . . — Map (db m46892) HM
Colorado (Teller County), Victor — Lowell Thomas’s Victor
Tomkins Hardware/Victor Museum In 1900, the Victor museum building was the Tompkins [sic] Hardware Store, part of the Reynolds Block. At one time the offices upstairs served as the Mining Exchange. In later years it became the . . . — Map (db m92261) HM
Colorado (Teller County), Victor — North 3rd Street
On this corner, an electric street car (the Low Line) turned off Victor Avenue onto N 3rd Street to continue its trip to the Independence Mine and around Battle Mountain. In the early 1900s, the miners commuted to work via these streetcars for a . . . — Map (db m46796) HM
Colorado (Teller County), Victor — North 4th Street
Original Hotel Victor The Original Hotel Victor was built by the Woods family in 1894 at the corner of 4th and Victor Avenue – where JET Service now stands. While digging the hotel foundation workmen discovered a rich gold bearing vein . . . — Map (db m46759) HM
Colorado (Teller County), Victor — The Bawdy Side of TownSouth Third Street
Fortune Club The Fortune Club was a famous gambling house and saloon and it was reported to also be home to one of the area’s most talked about Red Light Social Clubs with rooms for rent on the second floor – later the Fortune Club . . . — Map (db m46866) HM
Colorado (Teller County), Victor — Victor City Hall
Like a Phoenix, Victor rose from the ashes of the great 1899 fire better than before. The flimsy wooden structures, built in hast during the boom years of the gold rush, were replaced seemingly overnight by the majestic sturdy brick buildings seen . . . — Map (db m52404) HM
Colorado (Teller County), Victor — Welcome to Victor ColoradoCity of Mines — City Elevation: 9693 ft
For many who came West, their biggest dream was to find gold. With small grubstakes they came, over 12,000 of them, making Victor the 5th largest city in Colorado by 1900. The glory days brought entertainment as well. Jack Dempsey trained at the . . . — Map (db m46728) HM

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