MUD SPRINGS

NAME: Mud Springs
COUNTY: Lander
ROADS: 2WD
GRID: 1
CLIMATE: Pleasant summer, heavy snow in winter.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Summer, autumn.
COMMENTS: Dangerous area.
REMAINS: Not much.

In February of 1885 initial gold discoveries were mad in the Mud Springs District. Mines in the district provided only moderate success during the period from 1885 to 1909 when the town was abandoned. During its short tenure, most of the supplies for the camp came from nearby Lander. As a result, there was only one business in the town, a saloon. Mud Springs has been a ghost town since 1909 and the three buildings still standing at the site appear to have been cabins for the miners.

Submitted by: HBC

 


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