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Mollie Kathleen Mine

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1891. Tenderfoot Hill, 1 mile northeast of Cripple Creek on Colorado 67
  • Mollie Kathleen Mine (Tom Noel)

The Mollie Kathleen mine surrendered more than $2 million from its ten levels after Mollie Kathleen Gertner opened it in 1891. Since it switched to mining tourists' pockets in the 1950s, it has become a popular mine tour. Visitors ride the “skip” 1,000 feet underground to inspect a hard rock gold mine, now owned by a grand-son of Verner Z. Reed, who was one of Cripple Creek's millionaires.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Mollie Kathleen Mine", [Cripple Creek, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 334-334.

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