Anaconda, Colorado


Anaconda Details

Status: Ghost Town

Date Settled: 1894

Current Population: none

Peak Population: ~1,000

Elevation: 9,498 Feet (2,895 meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

State: Colorado

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Anaconda Description

Independence was one of numerous towns that formed around the rich mines of the Cripple Creek District. The town stretched over half a mile in Squaw Gulch. Most of this town site has been buried by tailings from a modern open-pit mine.

Did You Know.......

A mine is a hole in the ground, owned by a liar.
-Mark Twain


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