Cripple Creek/Victor, Colorado

Published: April 18th 2012
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Old 5 cents sign on buildingOld 5 cents sign on buildingOld 5 cents sign on building

Many old signs remain on buildings in downtown area
Victor Colorado is 48 miles from Colorado Springs and about a hour's drive. The scenery along the way is outstanding and there are many places to stop for a snack or coffee. Victor is a small basically tourist town now with a population of around 450 according to the census. This used to be the heart of the gold country however the old mines whcih one saw in the movies have long been closed and given way to modern gold mining. One such mine is on the highway in the Cripple Creek area. Many old mine shafts dot the country side in and around Victor and there are some paths where one can walk safely to viewing areas. The town itself has many old historical buildings with many having going business operations mainly for the tourist.

Victor was founded in 1891 and quickly grew along with the Cripple Creek area and many of the old buildings still remain in downtown Victor. A drive to Victor will be rewared with an opportunity to view history that in some instances remain almost undisturbed.The old Victor downtown is considered an historical district with some buildings on the National Register.In addiiton there
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Many of the old downtown buildings still carry old painted signs on them
are many pictures on the internet of this area.

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Mining ShaftMining Shaft
Mining Shaft

Old Mine

Outside Victor TownOutside Victor Town
Outside Victor Town

An old mining village still has residents

Close to the city limits of Victor
Old Building In VictorOld Building In Victor
Old Building In Victor

One of many old buildings in Victor
Remains of a mining buildingRemains of a mining building
Remains of a mining building

Many old building mindful of the mining era remain around Victor
Baseball Park In VictorBaseball Park In Victor
Baseball Park In Victor

Park still in use in Victor
Old BuildingOld Building
Old Building

Old Building in Victor
Main Street VictorMain Street Victor
Main Street Victor

Driving down Main Street in Victor
Street CarStreet Car
Street Car

Remains of old street car in downtown Victor
Downtown VictorDowntown Victor
Downtown Victor

Downtown Victor

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