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One of my long time collector friends, Jerry H., sent in the above cabinet card of lower Creede showing the main business district. I never get tired of looking at this photo and others like it. The business district was a 24-hour carnival for some four months before fire ended the day-and-night festivities. Because of its short existence there is limited knowledge of the businesses there. The verbal and written accounts of the goings-on in the camp show the wild and woolly side of the saloons and gambling halls. If there were three towns I could go back in time and visit, Creede would be one of them!