Winfield Scott Stratton

  • Discovered the Independence Lode that began the Cripple Creek Gold Rush; philanthropist.
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Winfield Scott Stratton

  • BORN
  • Jeffersonville, Indiana
  • July 22, 1848
  • DIED
  • Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • September 14, 1902

Winfield Scott Stratton (July 22, 1848 – September 14, 1902) was an American prospector, capitalist, and philanthropist. He discovered the Independence Lode near Victor, Colorado on July 4, 1891, and became the Cripple Creek district's first millionaire in 1894.

SOURCE: Wikipedia