Talk:Cripple Creek, Colorado

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Some of this information is not up to date or inaccurate-

"About 11,000 feet" is an exaggeration. Cripple Creek itself is at 9600 feet. The surrounding hills where mining activity commenced only reach the vicinity of 10,500 feet.

Casino operations arrived in 1993.

"open pit mining is a possibility"- Large scale open pit mining has been in process since 1993, and has dug out many of the historic mine locations. The Cripple Cr4ek and Victor Gold Mining Company runs the operation as the "Cresson Project", in recognition of one of the richest historical mines in the district. Their site can be found here- http://www.ccvgoldmining.com/

In order to expand mining operations in 2000, the CC&V built the highest bridge on the state highway system. This 18 million dollar project was completely solely with private fund from the mining company. The bridge is 1218 feet long, and 250 feet tall at its highest point. -source- http://www.victorcolorado.com/thingstodo.htm

Origin of the name[edit]

There is no mention of the origin of the name. Was the first settler a cripple? Was he injured there? Was the area a rest point? These questions need answering. --Guthrie 20:22, 30 September 2007 (UTC)

I agree, this article is worthless without the info. --166.205.7.169 (talk) 03:49, 18 September 2009 (UTC)

Don't know much in terms of verifiable information on the origin, but growing up near Cripple Creek I had heard a story of a cattle rancher in Poverty Gulch (now Cripple Creek around the Double Eagle Casino according to several mapping websites) who had a calf that was spooked and broke a leg jumping over a creek and supposedly lead to the creek being named Cripple Creek. Found a website that said he was building a shelter near the creek and his assistant accidentally shot him in the foot and that's what spooked the calf. I would have to find something else that would verify that story before I added anything on it. Would be funny to name it after a settler who was a cripple, Guthrie. Orenen (talk) 20:21, 13 August 2011 (UTC)


Don't you yankees realize whatever you have out west, we've had in the southeast 100 years before? Stop acting like Cripple Creek is some original. Most likely it was named after the actual creek in Western NC Blue Ridge Mountains after some poor smuck moved from here to out there and was homesick. Cripple Creek has been around decades before your town was even thought about. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.238.206.135 (talk) 21:38, 18 November 2011 (UTC)

Fire of 1896[edit]

File:CrippleCreek1896.jpg Is there a reason the big fire of 1896 isn't noteworthy?

There is surprisingly little on the fire of 1896, only found one website...I'll be looking into adding a section. Orenen (talk) 20:11, 13 August 2011 (UTC)

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Relevance Of Noting Handicapped Parking Spaces?[edit]

Seriously … is the number of handicapped parking spaces , relevant to this article? Is this sort of thing noted on entries of other smaller cities? Or for that matter , any major metropolis? ( Sounds "silly" on that level , doesn't it? ) Just seems like an odd thing to focus in on. 75.104.163.77 (talk) 00:51, 1 October 2017 (UTC)