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The historic town of Cripple Creek, Colorado sits on the southwest slopes of Pikes Peak in the Colorado Rockies. More than 100 years ago, Cripple Creek attracted thousands of gold-seekers to its hillsides in search of their fortunes. The Gold Rush is part of Cripple Creek’s colorful history.
Cripple Creek’s history extends back to a time when mountain men explored the area and Native Americans lived off the land. The Gold Rush put Cripple Creek on the map. Soon, major transportation systems and railroads were developed and the gold camp grew. Gaming was introduced into Cripple Creek in 1991 and it has become one of the major industries of Cripple Creek.
A stroll along the streets of Cripple Creek, Colorado is a walk through time taking visitors past beautiful, historic turn of the century buildings. Many have been refurbished to their original grandeur and now house gift, antique stores, restaurants and more.
September 10th, 2015
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