U.S. Postal Money Order Set Anaconda & Independence Colorado to Ward 1902-1903
Two money orders from the two Colorado ghost towns.
The town of Anaconda was in the Cripple Creek mining district (Teller County) and was near completely destroyed in a fire during 1904. The town of independence was located in Pitkin County above Aspen Colorado. The story has it, a gold-bearing ore body was discovered in the area of Independence on July 4th 1879 giving meaning to its name. The town suffered hardship under harsh winter conditions and dwindling ore bodies leading to it becoming a ghost town around 1915.
Both money orders were cashed in Ward Colorado in Boulder County.
Dimensions: 6 ½” by 3 ½”
Condition (8.5/10) Good Overall. Some edge wear and very small edge tears. Anaconda money order was repaired with ending tissue on the upper right corner.