CLIMATE: warm summer,heavy snow in winter.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: summer.
No current residents.About 2 miles south-east of where highway 4 meets highway 89.The site is just before you go start climbing Monitor Pass on Highway 89.
REMAINS: Two collasped building,a few rock foundations and piles of tailing.
|The town of Monitor was also known as Loope after 1898.Monitor was settled in 1862 and gradually drew population from Silver Mountain City.The town was named after the famous ironclad ship the Monitor.Monitor was a Silver mining camp running about 0ne mile down the narrow canyon of Monitor Creek.In 1866 a post office was established.the post office continued until 1888.For about ten years there was no post office at Monitor.In 1898 it was re-opened under the name of Loope.The new name was given in honor of Dr. Loope.Monitor was a large town in its heyday.It had two newspapers the Monitor Argus and the Alpine Miner. Submitted by: Chris Geigle