WHITE CLOUD CITY (COPPEREID)

NAME: White Cloud City (Coppereid)
COUNTY: Churchill
ROADS: 4WD
GRID: 1
CLIMATE: Hot summer, mild autumn, might be some snow at site in winter.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Late summer, autumn, winter.
COMMENTS: Road through Carson Sink north from Stillwater bladed and in good shape. Road to White Cloud City may be passable in 2x4 pickup. Within a couple miles from main road.
REMAINS: Stone ruins.
Copper was discovered in the Stillwater Range in 1869 in a remote canyon called White Cloud. A camp near the mines formed with a store, saloon and about 40 people. To draw more attention to their mine, a townsite was platted at the mouth of the canyon called White Cloud City. Growth didnít come and the camp stayed small. In 1893 a copper smelter was built and shipped a limited amount. The town languished until 1907, when the Nevada United Mining Company enlarged operations and the town of Coppereid was born in the location of the original camp of White Cloud City. Enough people came to town to warrant a post office, boarding house, commissary, saloons. Production was also limited and the area was ghosted by 1912. Submitted by: David A. Wright


White Cloud City. D.A. Wright photo


White Cloud City. D.A. Wright photo


In 1893, an attempt at copper milling resulted in this mill. D.A. Wright photo

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