Colorado Mining History in Images
Kaneache Ute war chief W.G. Chamberlain
photographer. Image title Washington Ute. A Ute war chief and was shot by chief
Ouray when Kaneache wanted to attack the miners. Kaneache later died from being
struck by lighting
"Soon the dark clouds of the future will descend
upon the present, and behind them will disappear the Wild West with all its
glories, forever made mere memories; and as it fades behind nature's
impenetrable curtain will be hallowed by a timely and dignified-FINIS"
-1902 Wild West Program., W.F. Cody
Photograph by Elliott's Art Gallery Alpine Street Georgetown, Colorado.
D.B. Chase Photograph CDV
Saquache, Fairplay, Alma, Garland, Lake City, Santa Fe, Taos.
Brumfield Photographer, Ouray, Colorado 1890's
Weitfle Photographer Central City, Mine owner with mine supervisors.
"insane mining fever through which the country passed, and see how the Eastern people , without any exercise of their brains, madly and foolishly rushed into mining speculations, often purchasing without the least examination any thing that was called "a gold mine in Colorado" And as soon as the purchases were made they would form a joint stock company with capital of a million or more dollars, and a small working capital...
In the meantime a person was sent from the East as Superintendent, who, perhaps, had never seen a mine or even rock blasted, the son or favorite of some heavy stockholder in the company, who never before had charge of constructing anything; but now receiving a large salary, and in trusted with unlimited power, this man would make his appearance in Colorado. " Harpers June 1867 Vol XXXV. No. CCV.
Fort Arnette Red Cliff
Photograph of Kilburn. Stopping on the way up to the mine for a photograph Ben has dismounted to take this image of his brother Edward seen on the horse. A less common image then the image above.
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