"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.
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