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Crip·ple Creek

A city of central Colorado in the Rocky Mountains southwest of Colorado Springs. After 1891 it was the center of a thriving gold-producing area but declined as deposits were exhausted.

Cripple Creek

(Placename) a village in central Colorado: gold-mining centre since 1891, once the richest in the world

Crip′ple Creek′

a town in central Colorado: gold rush 1891. 655; 9600 ft. (2925 m) above sea level.
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The family's labour connections in some ways began with Frank's older brother Fred and his wife Emma in Cripple Creek, Colorado, in 1893-1894, where they started lifelong commitments to organizing, although sometimes with less efficacy and more relationship turbulence, we later find out, than the more famous family member.
to acquire the operating assets of Bronco Billy's Casino and Hotel in Cripple Creek, Colorado for approximately USD 30m, the company said.
Nevada Gold and Casinos Inc (NYSE Amex: UWN), a US-based developer, owner and operator of gaming facilities, has announced the sale of the Colorado Grande Casino in Cripple Creek, Colorado, US, to G Investments LLC.
(1995) Fluid chemistry and hydrothermal alteration of the Cresson disseminated gold deposit, Cripple Creek, Colorado. Unpublished M.S.
"Mother" Jones' history of the strike at Cripple Creek, Colorado; Tillie Olsen's account of the longshoreman's strike in San Francisco; oral histories of Latinas who carried on the long strike against Phelps Dodge in Arizona; accounts of protests at western nuclear test sites, Angela Davis's fight against the Regents of the state of California.
Historical information was gleaned from Money Mountain by Marshall Sprague, University of Nebraska Press, 1953, and from "An Overview of Gold Recovery in the Cripple Creek, Colorado Mining District," by Ed Hunter, undated.