The Cripple Creek Cam? World Wide Web Page is mounted on the roof of the Double Eagle, Hotel & Casino located in Cripple Creek, Colorado.
The historic City of Cripple creek is a Statutory City that is the county seat of Teller County, Colorado, United States. Cripple Creek is a former gold mining camp located southwest of Colorado Springs near the base of Pikes Peak. The Cripple Creek Historic District, which received National Historic Landmark status in 1961, includes part or all of city and includes surrounding area. History: At an elevation of 9,494 feet and just below timberline, for many years Cripple Creek's high valley was considered no more important than a cattle pasture. Many prospectors avoided the area after the misnamed "Mount Pisgah hoax", a mini gold rush caused by salting (adding gold to worthless rock). In 1891, however, rich ore was found and the last great Colorado gold rush was on. Thousands of prospectors flocked to the region, and before long W. S. Stratton located the famous Independence lode, one of the largest gold strikes in history. By 1900 Cripple Creek and its sister city, Victor, were ... Read more about Cripple Creek on Wikipedia