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Winter Surprises...


Last updated 1/15/2020 at 2:24pm

With the winter really upon us, it certainly has been a surprise, all over the US! I want to go back to this time of year in 1891. That winter there was a real surprise in store. This was when they really found gold in the Cripple Creek District.

The first real claim in the Cripple Creek District was in 1891. It was done by Bob Womack, as is well known to most, even those not interested much in our mining history. As a cowboy in the area his search found what he thought was gold and he filed the claim. He was not taken seriously at first, as he boasted about his find in the saloons of Color...

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