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Cripple Creek, Colorado / Gold Fever #229790

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 09, 1973
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(Studio) As dollar loses ground, gold rises. New interest in gold mining.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Cripple Creek, Colorado) During gold boom years, Cripple Creek was boom town, rich with vice and graft as well as gold. Now Cripple Creek is tourist attraction, but gold fever is back. Old mine shafts reopened and mining companies moving in. [Mine operator Dale WEAVER - keeps mine open for tourists but has started working mine again.] [Former miner Tom RONAN - says town been through good times and bad. Would never be a miner again if given choice. Wouldn't buy gold stock either. Mining gold was beginning of downfall.] If citizens smart, will take advantage of new interest in gold mines. Let gold value rise and fall, but keep tourists coming to Cripple Creek to enjoy its rowdy history.
REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld

Reporter(s):
Mudd, Roger;
Threlkeld, Richard
Duration:
00:05:10

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