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Published by E.L. Ayer in Chicago .
Written in English



  • Leadville (Colo.),
  • Colorado,
  • Leadville.


  • Silver mines and mining -- Colorado -- Leadville.,
  • Leadville (Colo.) -- Description and travel.

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Edition Notes

StatementBeing a republication of letters written by B.C. Keeler of the Chicago times: with Ayer"s map of the mining claims, and Cram"s map of Colorado.
LC ClassificationsF784.L4 K2
The Physical Object
Pagination32 p.
Number of Pages32
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL271084M
LC Control Numberrc 01000501

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The Many Mines of Leadville So much of Leadville’s fame, fortunes, and tragedies stem from its prolific gold and silver strikes. Its economic ebbs and flows mirrored mining activities and its current popularity as a tourist destination is due in part to its rich mining history. Leadville is the statutory city that is the county seat and only incorporated municipality in Lake County, Colorado, United States. The city population was 2, at the census and an estimated 2, in Leadville is situated at an elevation of 10, feet (3, m). A former silver mining town that lies among the headwaters of the Arkansas River in the heart of the Rocky Mountains County: Lake County Seat. This was the Association’s second conference in Leadville which, at its peak, was one of the largest silver camps in the world. The value of the cumulative production from the Leadville mines is estimated to be $,, (through ) or over $5 billion in current U. S. dollars. The only full-length book of its kind, Leadville: The historical periods included the times before Leadville was established (Oro City), the discovery of silver, gold and many other minerals in Leadville, the establishment of Leadville, the silver boom, the progression of the town, the criminal activity, the strikes, and the end of the boom /5(9).

Because of its silver mines, Leadville, Colorado, in the year is booming. And it will really be put on the map when the railroad comes through. Actually, two railroads are coming through, which means competition and finagling and worse/5(36). The Colorado Silver Boom was a dramatic expansionist period of silver mining activity in the U.S. state of Colorado in the late 19th century. The boom started in , with the discovery of the lode at Leadville, in which made over 82 million dollars worth silver during the silver boom, was the second great mineral boom in the state, coming twenty years after the earlier and shorter Colorado. Leadville, Colorado Located at the foot of two of Colorado's highest peaks - Mt. Elbert and Mt. Massive, Leadville is one of America's last remaining authentic mining towns. The settlement began in , when gold was discovered in California Gulch. But, it would be silver that would really put Leadville on the map. By , the estimated population reached alm At it's very height. About Leadville, Colorado. In the United States, Leadville is actually the highest incorporated city and the second highest incorporated municipality. Nestled into the Rocky Mountains at elevation of 10, feet, this former silver mining town lies near the headwaters of the Arkansas River.

Book 3. The summer of although possible investment in Leadville’s silver mines is a main reason that former president and Civil War general Ulysses S. Grant is now touring this city at the top of the Rockies, others in his retinue and in town are enticed by other visions. Yes the famous Matchless Mine. Save the $6 per person for the "self guided tour" and drive up the dirt road for free. Tons of old mining remains and a beautiful 4/5(46). Hopemore Mine Tour, Leadville: Address, Phone Number, Hopemore Mine Tour Reviews: 5/5. United States ; Colorado (CO) mainly historic copper mines in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and this surpasses all of them. What sets this mine tour apart from others is that until quite recently it was a working gold/silver mine.5/5(62). Iron Ties was praised by Booklist as being carefully researcheda carefully crafted novel that will appeal to readers of mysteries, historical fiction, and genre westerns. The railroad is coming to Leadville and its rich Rocky Mountain mines. And who is coming to celebrate its arrival but Ulysses S. Grant, 18th President of the United States/5.