"Cripple Creek Bonanza" Cripple Creek by Yorick12

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Cripple Creek boomed in 1891 when gold was discovered. The rest of the state, mainly dependent of silver, was suffering as silver prices fell, but not Cripple Creek. Miners from all over the state poured in and Cripple Creek flourished. The beautiful downtown today stands as a monument to the money made in the gold mines. Gambling is now the main income in the area, but even if gambling is not your thing, the beauty of the area is worth coming to Cripple Creek. The Sangre de Cristo mountains are just awesome.

  • Last visit to Cripple Creek: Dec 2008
  • Intro Written Jan 21, 2010
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    Jan 21, 2010 at 12:09 PM

    Great story and what a coincidence! We have a local pub/restaurant called the Cripple Creek Inn. Went for lunch there yesterday & will meet friends from England there next month . They asked the origin of the name - may I quote you! Regards from Wales.

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