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Sunday, August 31, 2014

From Cripple Creek to Victor - Another old mining town

Victor was more of a workman’s town, where the simple people found shelter and comfort while working in the many gold mines in the area.  The area was so rich in gold that an estimated $434,000,000 worth of gold was extracted here, or a whopping 6 billion dollars in today’s money.

The buidings are nicely preserved, but most are empty shells.  There is a great bakery in town and a few other small shops.

The old theater 

Peeked in the front door and I could se the ticket booth inside

Busted in the bakery

Ample parking in Victor. After Victor, we drove up to Goldfield, Co which is different.
Click to enlarge and see the gilding on the building.
Satisfaction Guaranteed at a liquor store ??
A few of the buildings had seen better days.

Leaving Victor

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