in the left background. Fourteen men reportedly drowned in the Sleepy Hollow Mine in 1895 when water from an older and deeper mine burst through the wall between the two.; The shafthouse of the Gregory Buell Consolidated Mine and Milling Company stands in the foreground of this view of Mountain City on the outskirts of Central City in Gilpin County, Colorado. A house with a lace- work design stands across the road behind the shafthouse. The Iowa House, a hostelry, stands to the right of the shafthouse. Several mines line the hillside surrounding Mountain City, including the O'Neill Mine in the right background and the Sleepy Hollow Mine
[between 1898 and 1900?]
Larger print is labeled with number 13 in its upper left corner and corresponds to Sheet 13 on "Mr. Lake's identified pictures and charts" inventory. Nine sites are identified by numbers 1-9 on the print, including the shafthouse of the Buell Mine, the O'Neill Mine, the summit of Bobtail Hill, the Americus Mine, the Sleepy Hollow Mine, the Bates-Hunter Mine, the Iowa House, a lace-work residence and the Next President Mine.; Title supplied by cataloger.; Words "Central City, Colo. 1900s Near Gregory Point, looking toward Black Hawk" and "Gregory Buell Shafthouse Mountain City. 1898" penciled on backs of prints.; R7001201934
1 copy photonegative ; 7 x 9 cm. (2 3/4 x 3 1/2 in.); 1 copy photonegative ; 9 x 11 cm. (3 1/2 x 4 1/4 in.); 1 photonegative : glass ; 10 x 13 cm. (4 x 5 in.); 1 photoprint ; 17 x 21 cm. (6 3/4 x 8 1/2 in.); 1 photoprint ; 19 x 24 cm. (7 1/2 x 9 1/4 in.)
Mine buildings--Colorado--Mountain City--1890-1900.; Central City (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Mountain City (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Houses--Colorado--Mountain City--1890-1900.; Mining--Colorado--Mountain City--1890-1900.; Tourist camps & hostels--Colorado--Mountain City--1890- 1900.
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Yes (digital reproduction)
Type of Material
Film negatives.; Glass negatives.; Photographic prints.; Imaged.; Image