SELIGMAN

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

COMMENTS: Interesting Scenery.
REMAINS: The townsite.

Seligman was one of the last mining camps to become established in the White Pine Mining District. This occurred in 1886. Almost unheard of in the growth of any camp of that era was the absence of gambling houses and saloons. By August Seligman had grown to 100 residents and had ten houses, an assay office, and 80 men working in the mines. As it sometimes happens, the mine deposits turned out to be quite shallow. During July 1888 close to 200 men were employed in the Seligman mines. The camp enjoyed its peak that summer, but by then, one by one the mines ran out of ore and were shut down. Only 50 residents were left by 1895. Soon afterwards, Seligman was totally abandoned. The townsite, deep in beautiful Seligman Canyon, is well worth the trip

Submitted by: HBC

 


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