Status: Ghost Town
Date Settled: 1894
Current Population: none
Peak Population: ~1,000
Elevation: 9,498 Feet ( 2,895 meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold
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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.