Winfield Scott Stratton

Winfield Scott Stratton discovered the fabulous Independence mine in the Cripple Creek district in 1891. He sold the mine in 1899 for $11 million, making him a fabulously rich man. This article starts by describing his struggles with the notoriety that comes with great wealth, and his desire to help the poor. Later it details his early years in Colorado and the perseverance that ultimately led to his success.
(1903 Cripple Creek Times)

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