CLIMATE: Cool winter/snow and summer.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Directions: From Silver City head up Long
Gulch to the top and turn south along the fence line. Then follow the old
stage route to Flint. About 1/3 of the way you will hit a cross road. Don't
turn. Continue straight. This is and ATV, mouantain bike, hiking trail.
Round trip from Silver City is 26 Miles. There is a cemetary. Go west across
the creek, then take the trail on the left that takes you up to the hill
south west of the town. This is a steep rocky trail. Two brick toms and
a couple of head stones. This town is on Private Property.
REMAINS: Ruins of the mill and a few buildings.
| Some ten miles southwest
of Silver City is the town of Flint. Still standing are several frame houses
and part of the old mill. The town had a population of about fifteen hundred
inhabitants, a post office, livery stable, stores and the usual saloons.
Indians were a constant threat and took the lives of a number of its people.
Two remote graves on a juniper-covered hilltop nearby are those of William
L. Black and his daughter-in-law, an Emma Myers. From a vantage point on
Saddle Rock, an Indian shot a well placed arrow as Black stepped from his
cabin. The town lost several of its prominent citizens in battles with the
Indians before the U.S. Cavalry finally put down the uprising.
Submitted by Henry Chenoweth.