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Visits With History
An educational, historical talk presented by the Cripple Creek District Museum about the Midland Railroad Tragedies.
The Colorado Midland Railway was the first standard gauge line into the Colorado Rockies. At its peak it was 261 miles long and had two branches. The route began in Colorado City, went on to Leadville and then crossing through the Continental Divide via the Hagerman Tunnel it continued on to Basalt and terminated at New Castle, Colorado.
The first contract for construction was awarded on April 6, 1886. The construction in Colorado Springs started in July of 1886 with 3000 men spread betweenView more
9283 S, CO-67, Cripple Creek, CO 80813