A few days ago I told you about the Donkey Derby in Cripple Creek. After the Donkey Derby, we went the short distance to Victor. Victor is often referred to as the city of mines.
Gold was discovered there in the late 19th century.
This is one of the old homes in town.
I love the design of these older homes. The Baptists were the first to organize a church in Victor, and that church is still an important part of the community today.
This church has a two-story brick bell tower.
This is the fire department.
Isn’t that a great door! Near the fire department we found an ore cart.
This cart, when filled, contains one ton of gold ore!
Here I am riding a blue elk.
Even historic mining towns have cute things for tourists and this traveling duck.
A reminder of the gold days of the late 19th century and early 20th century, this gold mine looks pretty good.
And, today they are still mining here in Victor. In 2012 they brought 250,000 troy ounce of gold from the mines. The Cripple Creek and Victor Gold Mine is a successful, working gold mine.
Victor, the city of gold mines, is nearly 10,000 feet above sea level and is on the southwest side of Pikes Peak about 50 miles from Colorado Springs. You will enjoy a visit to this town. We did!