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Visits with History – The Cresson Mine: The Untold Stories
March 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join Steven Veatch for a “Visits with History” presentation on Cripple Creek’s Cresson Mine: The Untold Stories. Come and enjoy this incredible story as Steven Veatch reveals the secrets of this remarkable mine through old letters, newspaper clippings, crumbling documents, and rare photos. Follow the career of Richard Roelofs, who worked at the Cresson. Roelofs wrote, “I was a prospector, a leaser, a miner, an assayer and chemist, an underground shift boss, foreman, superintendent, and then general manager of one to the greatest of Colorado’s mines.” Hear about the mine’s legendary underground cavern of gold. It was so rich that the miners shoveled gold crystals into bags for weeks.
Steven Veatch, local historian and Earth scientist, will present this segment of Teller County history, a story so big, so bold, that only the World’s Greatest Gold Camp can hold it. The Cripple Creek District Museum invites you to learn more about the Cresson on Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 2pm. The talk will be held at the Cripple Creek Heritage Center, 283 S Hwy-67, Cripple Creek CO. This program is presented as a public service of the Cripple Creek District Museum in partnership with the City of Cripple Creek. Reservations are recommended. Refreshments will be served. For more information or to make a seating reservation, please call 719-689-9540.