Money Mountain: The Story of Cripple Creek Gold

Synopsis

"No novel could contain more dramatic events than the history of Cripple Creek."- Wyoming Library Roundup

"This is the fascinating story of the great Cripple Creek gold mines. But it is not told with fantasy: here are the plain facts of one of the most unbelievable incidents of our history, of a place in the Colorado mountains where a man threw his hat into the air, dug where it fell, and struck a rich vein of ore.... It is a fascinating story and the author has told it well."- Paul Engle, Chicago Tribune

"Money Mountain mines as rich a vein of human interest, of solid accomplishment combined with picturesque skullduggery, as one is likely to find in all the annals of the western frontier.... Virtually every page bears evidence of patient researching through old newspaper files, court records, pioneer reminiscences and other obscure sources likely to throw light on events in and about the town during the fifteen years [1892–1907] when it was riding high.... Highly rewarding reading to anyone curious to know what manner of life was lived in the wide-open mining towns of the West."- Oscar Lewis, New York Herald Tribune Books

"A roaring story of a roaring town.... It's an authentic contribution to the matter of the American West and dandy reading."- Saturday Review

"Cripple Creek has found its historian. Money Mountain is sure to stand for years as a valid picture of that bizarre camp."- New York Times Book Review

Additional information

Contributors:
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Lincoln, NE
Publication year:
  • 1979