October 1886: Bob Womack stakes claim at Poverty Gulch, calls it "Grand View"
July 1890: Sherman Silver Purchase Act
October 1890: Gold discovered by prospector, Bob Womack, El Paso Lode
April 1891: Cripple Creek Mining District named
July 1891: William Stratton staked claims on Battle Mountain, "Independence Mine"
September 1891: Mollie Kathleen Mine, first to be owned by a woman.
November 1891: Townsite of Fremont platted by Bennet and Myers
February 1892: Hayden Placer "Cripple Creek" townsite platted
1893: Sherman Silver Purchase Act repealed
February 1893: Towns of Fremont and Hayden Placer consolidated into Cripple Creek
July 1893: Cripple Creek population reached 20,000
Summer 1893: Miner's strike, Over $3 for an 8-hour day of work
August 1893: Portland Bonaza
1894: William Stratton: First Cripple Creek Millionaire
1894: Midland Terminal standard gauge completed
April 1896: Cripple Creek Fire
January 1896: Eight men die in Anna Lee shaft cave-in at the Portland Mine
September 14, 1902: William Stratton dies
June 5, 1904: Thirteen non-union workers die in dynamiting of the Independence train depot during terroist activites..
February 1908: Digging of Roosevelt Tunnel begins
August 10, 1909: Bob Womack dies
November 1914: Cresson Mine bonanza
September 7, 1931: Bert Carlton head of Cripple Creek Mines dies.
*information compiled from Money Mountain, by Marshall Sprague, 1979.
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