The Vindicator Mine on Bull Hill

Harry Orchard confessed to setting a bomb in the Vindicator Mine in Cripple Creek, Colorado in November of 1903. This was his first crime committed for the Western Federation of Miners and he was paid $500. The bombing killed two miners. Orchard had meant to kill some scabs in the mine but he placed the bomb on the wrong level. It was his work in the Cripple Creek area that brought Orchard to the attention of William Haywood and other WFM leaders.