LEADVILLE

NAME: Leadville
COUNTY: White Pine
ROADS: 4WD
GRID: 1
CLIMATE: Hot summer, cool winter.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Anytime.

COMMENTS: Interesting Scenery. Great Article on Leadville.
REMAINS: A few mine shafts.

Leadville lived its entire existence in only a few months in 1887. A small camp of 25 formed and a townsite was platted. The people of Leadville were determined to make the town the new boomtown of the White Pine District. By July the town had a saloon, a boardinghouse, and three-room assay office. The townspeople’s great pride lasted for only a few months—until the mines began to close. By August it was clear that the ore deposits occurred only in very small pockets. By the first snow, Leadville was a ghost town. Only two mine shafts and some scattered lumber mark the site today.
Submitted by: HBC

 


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