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Big Business


February 20, 2019

I talked last week about the "crooks" of the early Cripple Creek days, so how about the real big business opportunities of the day. What business would you think was the big money maker of the day? As I read the old newspapers I am entertained by some of the stories, maybe you will like this one.

It seems that some the people who were having the most success, were the wagon freighters. They had the job of moving the ores from the mines to the mills before the railroads arrived. The road between Cripple Creek and Florissant, now Teller County One, was pretty busy with loaded wagons going, an...

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