MONTE CRISTO

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

COMMENTS: Interesting Scenery.
REMAINS: Smelter Stack.

Monte Cristo was one of the first camps in the White Pine District, having been organized in the fall of 1865. The Monte Cristo Mining Company controlled major mining claims in the district. The town grew to a population of 150 and was the site of the polls for the 1868 district elections. The white Pine rush, however, focused on Hamilton and Treasure Hill during 1869 and many residents left for greener pastures. The mill closed down, and only minor production remained. In 1870 the mill reopened under new management and survived until 1872 when the mill and the mines closed and the district was abandoned. The most fascinating of the remains at Monte Cristo is the old smelter stack, which dominates the site. Monte Cristo is well worth the trip.

Submitted by: HBC

 


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