SKOOKUM

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

Skookum lasted one year from 1908 to 1909. An Indian discovered gold and silver float in 1906 and sold his claims to prospectors from Battle Mountain. Skookum and its sister camp of Gweenah had a population of 200 and a few stores and saloons. Minor production continued until 1914 when the district was abandoned. Only a collapsed shack and a mineshaft mark the site.
Submitted by: HBC

 


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