NAME: Pyramid
COUNTY: Hidalgo
GRID #(see map): 2
CLIMATE: Mild winter, warm summer
Spring, winter, fall
COMMENTS: Much history behind this site
REMAINS: Faint traces of the mill

Before Pyramid became a silver mining camp in the early 1880s, the site was used as a water station on the southern overland route to California. After the discovery of silver that created the town, a twenty-stamp mill was built which operated for over ten years until the fall in the price of silver. The town died sometime in the late 1890s. One of the employees at the Pyramid mines was a David McComas who lived in Lordsburg while working at the mines. He was the son of a Judge H. C. McComas of Silver City. In March of 1883, Judge McComas, his wife and their young four-year-old son, Charles, decided to make the trip from Silver City to Lordsburg to visit David. They never arrived. They were attacked by a band of Apaches. The Judge and his wife were killed. No trace was ever found of four-year-old Charles. David McComas, overcome with grief, died two years later. All that remains of Pyramid today are faint traces of the mill.Courtesy Henry Chenoweth.

PYRAMID. Named for the pyrmid Mountains S of Lordsburg so named because one of the peaks looks like a pyramid. PYRAMID. Post office 1882/1897. Submitted by: Samuel W McWhorter