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Railroad Cars Broken Into


Last updated 8/25/2021 at 10:06am

In 1892, all of the interest in getting to Cripple Creek was at Florissant. Lots of adventures happened there. This disappointing adventure brought up the Sheriff from Colorado Springs, as there was no Teller County yet!

Two freight cars filled with goods consigned to Shilling & Co. and the Florissant Clothing company were broken into while en route from the east. The items had value of several hundred dollars. The loss was discovered when the doors of the cars were opened at the Midland station preparatory to unloading and hauling the goods to the businesses. The cars had arrived duri...

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