RAVENSWOOD

NAME: Ravenswood
COUNTY: Lander
ROADS: 4WD
GRID: 1
CLIMATE: Hot summer, cool winter.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Anytime.
COMMENTS: Interesting country.
REMAINS: Rubble.

A group of prospectors from Austin discovered silver at the edge of the Shoshone Mountains in 1863 and a small mining camp grew up at the base of Ravenswood Pak. The district never showed any of the promise exhibited by early propaganda and the camp folded in 1870. Some new activity did take place in the early 1880s and 1890s and again in 1906. The ore deposits continued to be small and by 1908 the veins had disappeared. The camp was abandoned and no activity has taken place since. Nothing but scattered rubble remains..

Submitted by: HBC

 


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