Money Mountain: The Story of Cripple Creek Gold

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Photo by Knutson-Bowers It is a beautiful drive of an hour or so from Colorado Springs up to Cripple Creek. As you approach the great old gold town from above, you can see beyond it the crests of the Sangre de Cristos and the snow-capped Continental Divide.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page v
  • Foreword ix
  • Contents xv
  • List of Illustrations xix
  • Part One Womack & Company 1
  • Chapter 1 Kentucky Goes West 3
  • Chapter II They Called It Cripple 11
  • Chapter III Hoax at "Mount Pisgah" 22
  • Chapter IV Cow Path to Golconda 31
  • Chapter V Bob Hits Pay Dirt 40
  • Chapter VI Little London and Ed De Lavergne 48
  • Chapter VII Bob Lands in the Clink 58
  • Chapter VIII O Pioneers! 68
  • Chapter IX Count Pourtales to the Rescue 76
  • Chapter X a Town is Born 85
  • Chapter XI Happy Days! 95
  • Part Two Stratton & Company 109
  • Chapter XII 111
  • Chapter XIII the Luck of the Irish 121
  • Chapter XIV Preface to a Nightmare 133
  • Chapter XV the Battle of Bull Hill 145
  • Chapter XVI the "Tar" in Tarsney 157
  • Chapter XVII Boom, Cripple! 162
  • Chapter XVIII a Lot of Bull 177
  • Chapter XIX Purge by Fire 188
  • Chapter XXII End of an Era 220
  • Part Three Carlton & Company 233
  • Chapter XXIII Woman Trouble 235
  • Chapter XXIV Tempest on the Rails 243
  • Chapter XXV the Black Time 250
  • Chapter XXVI Good-By, Bob 260
  • Chapter XXVII Bert's Tunnel and Aladdin's Cave 267
  • Chapter XXVIII Mr. Street Goes to Town 278
  • Chapter XXIX King Bert 285
  • Appendices 297
  • Notes 303
  • Bibliography 321
  • Acknowledgments 328
  • Index 331
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