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May 6, 2021 34 min

Jennie and Dianne take a trip to the past to explore Mt. Pisgah the ordinary extraordinary cemetery located just outside of Cripple Creek, Colorado. Cripple Creek is where Colorado's last great gold boom took place in 1891. Mt. Pisgah is the final resting place of hundreds of hard rock miners, cowboys, railway workers, mothers and children, ladies of ill repute, and many others who dreamed golden dreams. In this episode we hear tale of a man killed in a bar-room brawl, meet Cripple Creek's most beloved madams and learn about the Peiffers who were integral members of the Cripple Creek community.

Resources for this episode include:
Antonuccio, Steven, and Jan Mackell. "Voices of Cripple Creek." youtube.com, uploaded by Steven Antonuccio, 5 Nov. 2019, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzlsBT91xmI

Sawatzki, Jim. "The Treasure of the Cripple Creek Mining District." youtube.com, uploaded by Steven Antonuccio, 28 July 2018, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6co1tQnWMU0

Sprague, M. (1979). Money Mountain: The Story of Cripple Creek Gold. Bison Books.

Lee, M. B., & Thomas, L. (1984). Cripple Creek Days. Bison Books.

Cripple Creek, C. O. (1992). Cripple Creek Colorado Commemorative Centennial Program. (1-95).

Feitz, L. (1967). Myers Avenue a Quick History of Cripple Creek's Red Light District. (5th ed., 1-31). Little London Press.

"Cripple Creek Heritage Center." https://www.colorado.com. www.colorado.com/history-museums/cripple-creek-heritage-center. Accessed 2 May 2021.

Weiser, K. (n.d.). Pearl de Vere - Soiled Dove of Cripple Creek, Colorado. https://www.legendsofamerica.com/. Retrieved May 2, 2021, from https://www.legendsofamerica.com/co-pearldevere/

Mitchell, C. A. (n.d.). My Own Mini Deadwood. https://www.carrieamitchell.com. Retrieved May 2, 2021, from https://www.carrieamitchell.com/blog/my-own-mini-deadwood

(n.d.). Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. https://tombstone-inscriptions.ppgs.ens-9.com. Retrieved May 2, 2021, from https://tombstone-inscriptions.ppgs.ens-9.com/mtpisgah.htm

Stanley, D. (n.d.). Exploring Mt. Pisgah Cemetery in Cripple Creek. https://www.thedenverchannel.com. Retrieved May 2, 2021, from https://www.thedenverchannel.com/lifestyle/discover-colorado/exploring-mt-pisgah-cemetery-in-cripple-creek

(n.d.). Historic Cripple Creek. https://www.pikes-peak.com. Retrieved May 2, 2021, from https://www.pikes-peak.com/attractions?_sft_attraction_regions=cripple-creek

(n.d.). Learn about Cripple Creek's colorful gold camp history. https://www.visitcripplecreek.com/. Retrieved May 2, 2021, from https://www.visitcripplecreek.com/cripple-creek-history/

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