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Cripple Creek is a city in Teller County, Colorado; it is the county seat. Cripple Creek is 44 miles north west of Colorado Springs, Colorado on the southern slopes of Pike's Peak. It was the most fabulous gold mining camp of Colorado.
For many years, at an elevation of 9,494 feet, near the timberline, the area was considered no more than cattle pasture. It was the site of a hoax, the Mount Pisgah Fiasco, a mini gold rush caused by "salting" (putting a bit of rich ore in a worthless site). In 1891, however, rich ore was found and the last great Colorado gold rush was on.
Thousands of prospectors flocked to the mountains, including W. S. Stratton, who located the famous Independence Lode, one of the largest gold strikes in history.
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