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Last updated 2/13/2019 at 1:44pm

As a fan of TV westerns, I often wondered what it was really like in the early days. As I read about how it was, in the old newspapers, I find the answer to some of those questions. The truth is there was not as many shootings and robberies as the old western movies depict, however that is not to say they did not happen.

In the early days of Cripple Creek, around 1892, the mines had to get their ores to Florence or Leadville to get it refined. Soon they had their own processing in the district, and the building of the railroad in 1895 made that much safer. I have told a few tales of various...

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