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    • Cripple Creek, the famous mining town of Colorado, almost obliterated by two disastrous fires

    • Views of Cripple Creek (Teller County), Colorado during the 1896 fire. Shows refugee housed in railroad boxcars and gathering their belongings, people fleeing as the Palace Hotel is dynamited to slow the fire, and a rescue train.
    • Palace Hotel (Cripple Creek, Colo.)--Disasters--1890-1900.; Cripple Creek (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Disaster victims--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.; Disasters--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.; Emergency housing--Colorado--Cripple...
    • 1896 May 14
    • Cripple Creek, the famous mining town of Colorado, almost obliterated by two disastrous fires

    • Views of Cripple Creek (Teller County), Colorado during the 1896 fire. Shows refugee housed in railroad boxcars and gathering their belongings, people fleeing as the Palace Hotel is dynamited to slow the fire, and a rescue train.
    • Palace Hotel (Cripple Creek, Colo.)--Disasters--1890-1900.; Cripple Creek (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Disaster victims--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.; Disasters--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.; Emergency housing--Colorado--Cripple...
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    • Rebuilding over the hot ashes

    • View of smouldering remains from first fire on April 25th, 1896, Cripple Creek, Colorado; three men look over debris and one man sprays water over building remains; flat roof brick and wooden frame false front buildings and the Tutt & Penrose...
    • Cripple Creek (Colo.)--1890-1900.; False fronts--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.; Fires--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.
    • 1896
    • West half burned 3 days after east half

    • View of two images: top image includes second fire on April 29, 1896, as it streaks across town and an explosion occurs from dynamite stored at El Paso Livery and Stable; lower image includes aftermath from second fire, debris and rubble and...
    • Cripple Creek (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Explosions--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.; Fires--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.
    • [1896]
    • Cripple Creek fire

    • View of destruction caused by a fire in downtown Cripple Creek (Teller County), Colorado. Shows rubble, twisted sheet metal, brick foundations, residents, a horse-drawn fire wagon and smoldering ash.
    • Cripple Creek (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Business districts--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.; Fires--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.
    • [1896?]
    • First National Bank after first fire, Cripple Creek, Colorado

    • Remains of First National Bank, 4th (Fourth) street and Bennett Avenue, Cripple Creek, Colorado, after first fire on April 25, 1896; men on wooden plankway inspect remains of brick vault; twisted corrugated metal and chain link fence (possibly...
    • Cripple Creek (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Banks--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.; Fires--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.
    • [1896]
    • Only building standing on Bennett Ave. after fire

    • View of two images depicting first fire, April 26, 1896, Cripple Creek, Colorado; top image depicts flames and smoke moving towards Bennett Avenue; large crowds are on boardwalk and horse-drawn wagons and enclosed commercial wagons are on street;...
    • Cripple Creek (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Buildings--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.; Fires--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.
    • [1896]
    • El Paso Livery Stable burning, fire 1896

    • View towards El Paso Livery Stable, Bennett Avenue between 1st (First) and "A" Streets, consumed in flames and smoke after explosion of stored dynamite at stable during second fire on April 29, 1896, Cripple Creek, Colorado; billows of black smoke...
    • Cripple Creek (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Explosions--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.; Fires--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.
    • 1896
    • Cripple Creek after the fire

    • View of devastation after first fire on April 25, 1896, Cripple Creek, Colorado; undamaged log cabin with falsefront and gable roof is located on outside edge of devastated area; scene includes unhitched wagon, men standing in street and sifting...
    • Cripple Creek (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Business districts--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.; Fires--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.
    • 1896
    • El Paso Livery Stable, the explosion, 1896

    • View towards El Paso Livery Stable, Bennett Avenue between 1st (First) & "A" Streets, as fire causes stored dynamite to explode during second fire on April 29, 1896, Cripple Creek, Colorado; actual blast pictured with roof debris in air, black...
    • Cripple Creek (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Explosions--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.; Fires--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.; Smoke--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.
    • 1896
    • Bennett Ave., First Fire, Cripple Creek

    • View of Bennett Avenue near the intersection of probably 2nd (Second) Street in Cripple Creek (Teller County), Colorado. Clouds of smoke from a fire are in the air, and crowds of people and horse-drawn wagons are in the dirt street. Commercial...
    • Cripple Creek (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Carts & wagons--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.; Commercial streets--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.; Crowds--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.; Fires--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.
    • 1896 April 25
    • Bi-Metallic Bank

    • Remaining walls of Bi-Metallic Bank after second fire of April 29, 1896, Bennett Avenue and Second (2nd) Street, Cripple Creek, Colorado; lone man surveys piles of brick, debris, possibly brick vault and utility poles with fallen wire; school...
    • Cripple Creek (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Banks--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.; Fires--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.; Bi-Metallic Bank (Cripple Creek, Colo.)
    • 1896
    • The only [illegible] Bennett Ave.

    • Fire-gutted exterior view of two-story, flat roof, single story brick commercial building, Bennett Avenue, caused by second fire of April 29, 1896, Cripple Creek, Colorado; decorative cornice.
    • Cripple Creek (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Buildings--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.; Fires--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.
    • [1896]
    • Palace Hotel

    • Brick rubble and partial walls of Palace Hotel, Bennett Avenue and Second (2nd) Street, destroyed by second fire of April 29, 1896, Cripple Creek, Colorado; smouldering debris.
    • Palace Hotel (Cripple Creek, Colo.)--1890-1900.; Cripple Creek (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Fires--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.; Hotels--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.
    • [1896]
    • Cripple Creek - after the fire

    • View west on Bennett Avenue between 4th (Fourth) and 5th (Fifth) Streets after first fire of April 25, 1896, Cripple Creek, Colorado; shows commercial business district with many two-story flat-roof brick buildings including the National Hotel;...
    • Cripple Creek (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Fires--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.; Streets--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.
    • [1896]
    • Part of First Street

    • Smouldering remains along First Street from second fire on April 29, 1896, Cripple Creek, Colorado; three men inspect debris and destruction which includes the remains of a heating stove and two-story burned-out brick building; untouched one-story...
    • Cripple Creek (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Fires--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.; Streets--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.
    • 1896
    • Part of First St. saved from the fire

    • Destruction on First Street caused by second fire, April 29, 1896, Cripple Creek, Colorado; remains include stone or cement block foundations, clustered groups of high-backed chairs, tables, stool, wood commode and wagon wheels; man walks down dirt...
    • Cripple Creek (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Fires--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.; Streets--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.
    • 1896
    • Bennett Ave. looking west

    • Destruction west on Bennett Street caused by second fire on April 29, 1986, Cripple Creek, Colorado; groups of men and two men on horseback in street survey rubble and remains of once thriving commerical business district; shows utility poles with...
    • Cripple Creek (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Pisgah, Mount (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Fires--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.; Streets--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.
    • [1896]
    • View of fire, Cripple Creek

    • Bird's eye view of April, 1896, fire sweeping through commercial business district of Cripple Creek, Colorado; one and two-story gabled and lean-to residences in foreground.
    • Cripple Creek (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Fires--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.
    • [1896]
    • West, Cripple Creek after the fire

    • View west across building remains from first fire on April 25, 1896 fire, Cripple Creek, Colorado; many commercial buildings still remain in business district; evidence of construction of new wooden framed buildings is in the foreground; Mt. Pisgah...
    • Cripple Creek (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Fires--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.
    • [1896]
    • El Paso Livery stable after the explosion

    • View of April 29th, 1896, fire and clouds of smoke from junction of Myers Avenue and "A" Street after explosion at El Paso Livery stable, Cripple Creek, Colorado; scene includes horse-drawn wagons with household goods or personal belongings parked...
    • Cripple Creek (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Fires--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.
    • 1896 April 29
    • Bennett Avenue, Cripple Creek, Colorado, first fire

    • View of Bennett Avenue from Second (2nd) Street during April 29th, 1896 fire, Cripple Creek, Colorado; large crowd of men, women and children are gathered on boths sides of street's boardwalk; numerous horse- drawn wagons and carriages loaded with...
    • Cripple Creek (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Fires--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.; Streets--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.
    • [1896]
    • Cripple Creek fire

    • View from junction of Myers and "A" Streets across rooftops during April 29th, 1896 fire, Cripple Creek, Colorado; huge black clouds of smoke billow in the sky; scene includes one and two-story wooden frame and brick, gable and flat-roof residences...
    • Cripple Creek (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Fires--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.; Houses--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.
    • 1896
    • Cripple Creek, Colorado after first fire

    • Cripple Creek, Colorado, after first fire on April 25, 1896; possibly view southwest taken from hillside near Midland Terminal Station; possibly Myers Avenue area; many canvas tents amidst debris remain from destructive fire; residences and houses...
    • Cripple Creek (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Fires--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.
    • [1896]
    • The fire at Cripple Creek, Colo.

    • View of Bennett Avenue from Second (2nd) Street during fire of April 25, 1896, Cripple Creek, Colorado; large crowd of men, women and children are gathered on both sides of street's boardwalk; numerous horse- drawn wagons and carriages, many being...
    • Cripple Creek (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Fires--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.; Streets--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.
    • 1896
    • Destruction caused by second fire, Cripple Creek

    • Rubble and debris caused by second fire of April 29, 1896, Cripple Creek, Colorado; twisted sheet metal, chimneystack, canvas tents amidst rubble.
    • Cripple Creek (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Fires--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.
    • [1896]
    • Destruction caused by second fire, Cripple Creek

    • Rubble and destruction caused by second fire of April 29, 1896, Cripple Creek, Colorado; piles of twisted sheet metal, canvas tents amidst rubble, railroad tracks in foreground; view across fire devastated area toward distant view of remaining...
    • Cripple Creek (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Fires--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.
    • [1896]
    • Destruction from second fire, Cripple Creek

    • Destruction caused by second fire, April 29, 1896, Cripple Creek, Colorado; shows rubble, debris, twisted sheet metal, brick foundation, two-story wood and brick commercial buildings with false fronts in background.
    • Cripple Creek (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Fires--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.
    • [1896]
    • Bennett [illegible] and Penrose Blk

    • Destruction on Bennett Avenue caused by second fire of April 29, 1896, Cripple Creek, Colorado; groups of men poke through smouldering remains and debris; scene includes burned-out two-story Tutt and Penrose building with flat roof and ornamental...
    • Cripple Creek (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Fires--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.
    • [1896]
    • El Paso Livery Stable before the fire

    • Heavy, black smoke and flames approach El Paso Livery Stable, Bennett Avenue between 1st (First) and "A" Streets, Cripple Creek, Colorado, during second fire, April 29, 1896; scene includes wood frame residences, two-story flat-roof commercial...
    • Cripple Creek (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Fires--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.; Smoke--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.; Stables--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.
    • 1896
    • Examining a safe

    • Group of men inspect remaining bank safe amidst debris and rubble from second fire on April 29, 1896, Cripple Creek, Colorado; one man wears sherriff badge on overcoat.
    • Cripple Creek (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Fires--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.; Safes--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.
    • [1896]
    • After the fire

    • Six men survey destruction from second fire on April 29, 1896, Cripple Creek, Colorado; five men have sherriff badges, some wear overcoats, and one man wears knee-high rubber boots and carries a lunch bucket.
    • Cripple Creek (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Fires--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.; Sheriffs--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.
    • [1896]
    • After the 2nd fire

    • Destruction caused by second fire on April 29, 1896, Cripple Creek, Colorado; blocks of destroyed buildings in the commercial district, only foundations and twisted sheet metal remain, distant view of remaining buildings and residences.
    • Cripple Creek (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Fires--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.
    • [1896]
    • Cripple Creek fire, early 1890's

    • View of destruction caused by 1896 fire, Cripple Creek, Colorado; scene includes remains of twisted sheet metal, ashes and burnt timbers, and former business and commercial district; canvas tents are scattered amidst fire debris; remaining...
    • Cripple Creek (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Fires--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.
    • [1896]
    • Bennett Ave. after the fire

    • Large group of men and on-lookers view destruction, debris and remains of two-story brick wall on Bennett Avenue caused by second fire on April 29, 1896, Cripple Creek, Colorado; mule-drawn wagon loaded with wooden barrels is parked along edge of...
    • Cripple Creek (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Fires--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.; Streets--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.
    • [1896]
    • After the fire

    • View of desolation caused by second fire on April 29, 1896, Cripple Creek, Colorado; stark remains, twisted sheet metal and debris cover the ground and smoke still rises from ashes; residence or building with hipped roof are in background.
    • Cripple Creek (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Fires--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.
    • [1896]
    • Bennett Ave.

    • View of destruction west on Bennett Avenue, Cripple Creek, Colorado, caused by second fire on April 29, 1896; groups of men and solitary men survey remaining debris; smoke still rises from ashes and utility poles with fallen wires border street;...
    • Cripple Creek (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Fires--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.; Streets--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.
    • [1896]
    • City Jail, Crippe [sic] Creek fire

    • Remains of city jail demolished by first fire, April 25, 1896, Cripple Creek, Colorado; debris includes twisted corrugated tin metal, cage doors and cell block; one brick wall remains; buildings in commercial business district are in the background.
    • Cripple Creek (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Fires--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.; Jails--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.
    • [1896]
    • Masonic Temple and [illegible]

    • Destruction from second fire on April 29, 1896 on Myers Avenue, Cripple Creek, Colorado; shows Masonic Temple, Second (2nd) Street, and Myers Avenue intact in background, a group of men examining the piles of debris and remains from fire, and a...
    • Cripple Creek (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Fires--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.; Streets--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.
    • [1896]
    • North, Cripple Creek fire

    • View north on Fourth (4th) Street from below Myers Avenue across debris from one of the April, 1896 fires, Cripple Creek, Colorado; shows wide stretch of desolation with horse-drawn wagons carrying lumber supplies; remaining buildings on distant...
    • Cripple Creek (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Fires--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.
    • [1896]
    • Cor. Tutt and Penrose blk.

    • Destroyed corner section of Tutt and Penrose Building caused by second fire on April 29, 1896, Cripple Creek, Colorado; two-story commercial stone and brick building burned with corner demolished to rubble; remaining structure includes cornice with...
    • Cripple Creek (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Fires--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.
    • 1896
    • Palace Drug Store, Midland Ticket Office

    • Smouldering debris and remains of Palace Drugstore and Midland Ticket Office, Bennett Avenue and Second Street, caused by second fire on April 29, 1896, Cripple Creek, Colorado; water boiler or tank, rubble, pipe, brick school building, and other...
    • Cripple Creek (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Fires--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.
    • 1896
    • Cripple Creek

    • Aftermath of destruction caused by April, 1896 fire, Cripple Creek, Colorado; men, women and children stroll down street that has debris and rubble left from fire; foreground includes woman holding baby, boy drinking from fire hydrant, canvas...
    • Cripple Creek (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Fires--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.
    • [1896]
    • Bennett Ave. after 2nd fire

    • View of Bennett Avenue's desolation and total destruction caused by second fire of 1896, Cripple Creek, Colorado; destruction includes burnt telegraph or utility poles and scattered debris of timbers; groups of men survey remains and destruction;...
    • Cripple Creek (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Fires--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.
    • [1896]
    • View after second fire

    • View northwest towards Bennett Avenue after destruction from second fire of April 29, 1896, Cripple Creek, Colorado; shows canvas tents on edge of debris, wood frame buildings under construction, people walking on street, crowd gathered at distant...
    • Cripple Creek (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Fires--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.; Streets--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.
    • [1896]
    • General view after the fire, Cripple Creek

    • View west from Myers Avenue (probably) towards Bennett Avenue with Mt. Pisgah on horizon after first fire of April 25, 1896, Cripple Creek, Colorado; scene includes debris and remains from fire, construction of wood frame buildings and canvas...
    • Cripple Creek (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Pisgah, Mount (Colo.); Fires--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.
    • [1896]
    • Cripple Creek

    • View northwest towards Bennett Avenue after destruction from second fire of April 29, 1869, Cripple Creek, Colorado; shows canvas tents on edge of debris, wood frame buildings under construction, people walking down street, crowd gathered at...
    • Cripple Creek (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Pisgah, Mount (Colo.); Fires--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.; Streets--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.
    • [1896]

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