Colorado Ghost Town Photography - Anaconda, Colorado

April 2, 2020Posted by Webmaster

 

Anaconda and Mound City were located near one another. Anaconda was closer to the rails of the Florence and Cripple Creek Railroad, the grade now used by Colorado 67. Mound City was to the southwest, near the entrance to what is now Shelf Road. Most of what was Anaconda is below Colorado 67.

The town was laid out in 1892 under the name Barry by brothers Vinton and Bill Barry. The town of Barry absorbed an earlier town called Squaw Gulch. The town was renamed Anaconda because of the nearby Anaconda Mine. The post office remained open on and off until 1917. The town had three rail lines, including an electric trolley.

Anaconda was destroyed by fire in 1904 and was not rebuilt. Residents either moved to Victor or Cripple Creek. What remains today are formaer mine support buildings the Anaconda or Mary McKinney mines.

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The Anaconda blacksmith shop from the highway in 2003.
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The Mary McKinney Mine became so large its slag piles threatened to bury the town of Anaconda below it.
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Add Image to Cart View Cart / Checkout Magnify Image The Mary McKinney Mine became so large its slag piles threatened to bury the town of Anaconda below it.



The slag was held back for years, but as the wood rots, it begins to spill. The wall was built here, as the railroad used to be where the highway is today, and the town was below it.
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Add Image to Cart View Cart / Checkout Magnify Image The slag was held back for years, but as the wood rots, it begins to spill.  The wall was built here, as the railroad used to be where the highway is today, and the town was below it.



Mary McKinney and Katinka mines from Anaconda surface stope in Gold Hill. Cripple Creek District. Teller County, Colorado. October 5, 1903. Note the retaining wall which exists today. Courtesy of the USGS.
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Add Image to Cart View Cart / Checkout Magnify Image Mary McKinney and Katinka mines from Anaconda surface stope in Gold Hill. Cripple Creek District. Teller County, Colorado. October 5, 1903. Note the retaining wall which exists today.  Courtesy of the USGS.


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