|City of Victor, Colorado|
Victor, c. 1905. The Gold Coin Mine sits atop the hill.
Location in Teller County and the state of Colorado
|Incorporated||July 16, 1894|
|- Type||Statutory City|
|- Total||0. Teller County is the 22nd most populous of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado of the United States. The State of Colorado ( or chiefly by nonresidents) is a state located in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States of America. Wikipedia talkFeatured lists for an explanation of this and other inclusion tags below -->This list of countries, arranged alphabetically The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The political units and divisions of the United States include The 50 states (four of these being officially styled as Commonwealths) which are typically The State of Colorado ( or chiefly by nonresidents) is a state located in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States of America. See also Geography of Colorado State of Colorado|History of Colorado This is a list of the 64 counties of the U Teller County is the 22nd most populous of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado of the United States. Year 1891 ( MDCCCXCI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common A municipal corporation is the legal term for a local governing body, including (but not necessarily limited to cities, counties, Towns Events 622 - The beginning of the Islamic calendar. 1054 - Three Roman legates fractured relations between the Western and Year 1894 ( MDCCCXCIV) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common See also State of Colorado The 271 incorporated municipalities of the State of Colorado operate under one of five types of municipal governing Area is a Quantity expressing the two- Dimensional size of a defined part of a Surface, typically a region bounded by a closed Curve. 3 sq mi (0. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 7 km²)|
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|Elevation ||9,708 ft (2,959 m)|
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|Time zone||Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)|
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|Website: City of Victor|
The historic City of Victor is a Statutory City located in Teller County, Colorado, United States. The Mountain Time Zone of North America keeps time by subtracting seven hours from Coordinated Universal Time ( UTC-7) during the shortest days of autumn UTC−7 can be observed in Mountain Standard Time Zone Pacific Daylight Time Zone Canada Daylight saving time ( DST The Mountain Time Zone of North America keeps time by subtracting seven hours from Coordinated Universal Time ( UTC-7) during the shortest days of autumn Areas using UTC−6 Single zone countries Belize Costa Rica El Salvador Guatemala The ZIP code is the system of Postal codes used by the United States Postal Service (USPS A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating Telephone number ranges to countries regions areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks The map to the right is clickable click on an area code to go to the page for that code Federal Information Processing Standards ( FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the United States Federal government for use by all non-military The Geographic Names Information System ( GNIS) is a database that contains name and locative information about more than two million physical and cultural features located throughout See also State of Colorado The 271 incorporated municipalities of the State of Colorado operate under one of five types of municipal governing Teller County is the 22nd most populous of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado of the United States. The State of Colorado ( or chiefly by nonresidents) is a state located in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States of America. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The population was 445 at the 2000 census.
Although in some respects Victor now almost resembles a ghost town, it was once, and indeed still remains, an active gold mining town. Victor is in the heart of Colorado's gold country, near the largest gold mines in the Cripple Creek mining district. Cripple Creek is a statutory city that is the County seat of Teller County, Colorado, United States. Though most of the old mines are abandoned, modern mines still operate. One major open pit operation is run by AngloGold Ashanti, in addition to several locally-owned mines, all of which provide employment and revenue for the community. AngloGold Ashanti Limited ( is a global Gold mining company with mines on four continents Though Victor hit a historic low in the early 2000s, the town is now coming back. With new businesses, renovation of historic buildings, and an up-swing in the local economy and property values, Victor is regaining some of the life once nearly extinguished.
Students are served by the Cripple Creek-Victor High School. Cripple Creek-Victor Junior/Senior High School is the High school in Cripple Creek Colorado, also serving Victor Colorado.
Victor is located at .(38. 709609, -105. 140859)
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title) is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census 3 square miles (0. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 7 km²), all of it land. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of
Victor was founded in 1891, shortly after Winfield Scott Stratton discovered gold nearby. Winfield Scott Stratton ( July 22, 1848 - September 14, 1902) American prospector, capitalist, and Philanthropist The town boomed as the surrounding Cripple Creek mining district quckly became the most productive gold mining district in the United States. Although Victor's fame was overshadowed by that of its neighbor, Cripple Creek, many of the best gold mines of the Cripple Creek district were located at Victor, including Stratton's Independence Mine and Mill and the Portland mine. Cripple Creek is a statutory city that is the County seat of Teller County, Colorado, United States. Stratton's Independence Mine and Mill is a historic mining site near Victor Colorado on the south slope of Battle Mountain
The workforce became heavily unionized after the militant Western Federation of Miners (WFM) conducted a significant strike in 1894. The Western Federation of Miners ( WFM) was a radical labor union that gained a reputation for militancy in the mines of the western United States The Cripple Creek miners' strike of 1894 was a five-month strike by the Western Federation of Miners (WFM in Cripple Creek, Colorado, USA. A subsequent strike in 1903 had such an impact that it came to be called the Colorado Labor Wars. Colorado 's most significant battles between labor and capital occurred primarily between miners and mine operators The WFM's union hall in Victor still stands, and is undergoing renovation, with telltale bullet holes left intact. The Western Federation of Miners Union Hall is a historic building in danger of collapse in the Victor Downtown Historic District of Victor Colorado.
Many of the historic buildings date to 1899 (having been rebuilt then, after a fire in August of that year destroyed much of the community). Included among these are the St. Victor Roman Catholic church (now used only rarely), the First Baptist Church of Victor (once owned by the Woods brothers, Victor’s founders), the Victor Hotel (which contains the oldest commercially operating elevator in the state), and several others.
The town declined steadily in the 1900s, as the gold mines became worked out, and the purchasing power of gold (the price was fixed at $20. 67/troy ounce) declined. Gold mining increased in 1934 when the federal government raised the price of gold to $35/ounce, but gold mining was shut down during World War II as nonessential to the war effort. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including Some mines opened after the war, but all mines in the district closed by 1961.
The Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Company formed in 1976 as a joint venture to restart mining in the district. From 1976 to 1989, the company produced 150,000 ounces of gold by reprocessing tailings and mining two small surface deposits. The Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Company began the first large-scale open pit mining in the district in 1994.  The Cresson mine open pits are located a few miles north of Victor. Mining continues today under the ownership of AngloGold Ashanti, producing about 330,000 troy ounces (10. AngloGold Ashanti Limited ( is a global Gold mining company with mines on four continents Troy weight is a system of units of Mass customarily used for Precious metals Black powder, and Gemstones Named after Troyes 3 tonnes) of gold annually.
As of the census of 2000, there were 445 people, 203 households, and 111 families residing in the city. A census is the procedure of acquiring information about every member of a given population The population density was 1,635. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 8 people per square mile (636. 4/km²). There were 360 housing units at an average density of 1,323. 3/sq mi (514. 8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93. 48% White, 0. 22% African American, 2. 25% Native American, 0. 22% Asian, 2. 02% from other races, and 1. 80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6. 52% of the population.
There were 203 households out of which 25. 6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41. 4% were married couples living together, 8. NOTICE TO WOULD-BE ROMEOS ************** 9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45. 3% were non-families. 33. 0% of all households were made up of individuals and 7. 4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2. 19 and the average family size was 2. 84.
In the city the population was spread out with 24. 3% under the age of 18, 7. 4% from 18 to 24, 32. 1% from 25 to 44, 28. 5% from 45 to 64, and 7. 6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 95. 2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101. 8 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $31,250, and the median income for a family was $34,375. Males had a median income of $38,750 versus $17,019 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,242. Per capita income means how much each individual receives in monetary terms of the yearly income generated in the country About 14. 0% of families and 18. 4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31. The poverty threshold, or poverty line, is the minimum level of Income deemed necessary to achieve an adequate Standard of living in a given country 7% of those under age 18 and 5. 0% of those age 65 or over.
Victor has many mining and history related attractions:
Victor also lies along the Gold Belt Tour National Scenic and Historic Byway. Victor Downtown Historical District is a historic district encompassing several blocks of Victor Colorado listed in the National Register of Historic Places The Gold Belt Byway is a national scenic byway located entirely within the state of Colorado in the United States of America.
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