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Highlands Ranch, Colorado

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Central Colorado Mining Camps

Colorado towns and cities almost beyond number had their beginnings as mining camps. The ten mining camps mentioned in this quiz are to be found in the center of the state. All may be visited via main road today. Some are primarily tourist centers today though a few are still involved in the industry which gave them their beginnings - mining.

1. West of highway 91 between Leadville and Frisco is the mining camp of _ _ _ _ _ , one of the nine camps which at one time clustered in the area.

2. North of Fairplay in highway 9 is the camp of _ _ _ _ which boomed during the great silver activity of 1879-1880.

3. North of highway 285 between Fairplay and Jefferson is the railroad town of _ _ _ _ whose mining claims were for coal rather than gold or silver.

4. At the junction of highway 9 and 285 is _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ , a camp whose name was proposed to indicate all miners would be treated fairly and equally.

5. Near the crest of Fremont Pass on highway 91 is the world’s greatest molydenum deposit. It is here the camp called _ _ _ _ _ _ is located.

6. Just south of the junction of highways 24 and 91 is the mining camp of _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ , one of the state’s greatest boom towns.

7. On highway 9 between Dillon and Fairplay is _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ , a mining camp once famous for the gigantic dredges which operated in the area.

8. Just southwest of Dillon on highway 6 is _ _ _ _ _ _ , a mining camp probably named for San Francisco.

9. Clinging to the side of Battle Mountain on highway 24 is the old mining camp of _ _ _ _ _ _ where production continued long after the original boom was over.

10. Second to Leadville in silver production is _ _ _ _ _ on highway 82. Its present day reputation as "Ski Town, USA" has overshadowed its previous mining fame.

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- Colorado History In Depth -
Lecture Notes, Reading, and Information:

| The Cheyenne Migration to Colorado |
| The Gratlan Affair, Massacre, Fort Laramie Treaty |

The Cheyenne Social Club
| A Cheyenne War Story: Wolf Road, the Runner |
| Cheyenne Traditions and Beliefs, Sacred Stories |
| Horses, Warriors, War Pipe, Sweatlodge Ceremony |
| Cheyenne War Parties and Battle Tactics |
| The Scalp Dance and Other Cheyenne Dances |

Fort Union
| The Sante Fe Trail and Fort Union |
| Sumner - Ninth Military Department / The First Fort Union |
| Early Arrivals to Fort Union, Daily Life at Fort Union |
| Captain Grover - The New Fort Union, the Confederate Threat |
| Fort Union Arsenal, William Shoemaker, End of Fort Union |

Americans from the East
| Thomas Jefferson, the Louisiana Purchase |
| The Expedition of Zebulon Pike |
| Pikes Peak or Bust / Colorado Gold Rush |

Colorado's Role in the US Civil War
| The Civil War, Fort Wise / Fort Lyon |
| Mace's Hole, Colonel Canby, F.C.V.R. | Fort Weld |
| The Pet Lambs, John Chivington |
| General Henry Sibly, Battle of Valverde, Fort Union |

Cripple Creek District Labor Strikes
| The Western Federation of Miners / State Militia |
| The 1893 - 1894 Strike | The Strike of 1903 - 1904 |
| The Mine Owners Association |
| Crimes and Military Rule in the Cripple Creek District |
| Marshall Law in Cripple Creek District / End of the Strike |
Early Cripple Creek District
| Photos, Fire, and Life in Cripple Creek |
| Other Colorful Towns in the Cripple Creek District:
Gillett - Colorado's Only Bullfight, Victor, Independence
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| A Guide to the Miners' Gritty Lingo |

More Colorado History Information
| Bent's Fort Photos, Personalities, Plans, and More |

| What Was Easter Like at Bent's Fort? |
| Colorado Trivia, Miscellaneous Old Photos,
Western Personalities, Forts, and More
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| Lullabies for Jittery Cows - Cowboy Ballads |
| Heraldry of the Branding Iron |
| Project Aims to Clear Infamous Cannibal, Alferd Packer |
|
Lead Gives Alferd Packer's Story More Weight |
| Legendary Colorado Love Stories: Baby Doe Tabor & More |
| Colorado Pioneer Women: Elizabeth Byers |
| Early Denver Jokes / The History of April Fools' Day |

Colorado History Book Review Info
| Colorado History Book Review List |
Sample Critical Book Reviews

| Bent | Summit |

Colorado History Research Activity
| Sand Creek |

Colorado Geography Activities / Worksheets
| Colorado Map Activity | Mountain Passes | Mining Camps |
| Mineral Names | Fun Names | Indian Names | Spanish Names |

Relevant Colorado History Movies - Viewer Worksheets
| Pueblo Cliff Dwellers | Little Big Man |
| A Man Called Horse | Jeremiah Johnson |

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