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'The Sale of Stratton's Independence Mine'

Presented by Cripple Creek District Museum at Cripple Creek Heritage Center, Cripple Creek CO

Jun 05 2022
‘The Sale of Stratton’s Independence Mine’ presented by Cripple Creek District Museum at Cripple Creek Heritage Center, Cripple Creek CO

Join us for a free history talk about the Sale of W.S. Stratton’s independence mine!

Millionaire mine owner Winfield Scott Stratton was a mass of contradictions, and controversy seemed to follow him around. This was no better displayed as when he sold his famous Independence mine above Victor, Colorado to the Venture Corporation of London for $10 million. The Denver Post called the sale "a bunco game," and the Mining Reporter said it was "a most beautiful scheme to milk the English public." But highly-regarded Colorado state geologist Thomas A. Rickard calculated ore reserves,

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Free

For more information or to make a seating reservation, please call the number below.

Contact: (719) 689-9540

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Cripple Creek Heritage Center

9283 S, CO-67, Cripple Creek, CO 80813

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