MAITLAND

NAME: Maitland
COUNTY: Lawrence
ROADS: 2WD
GRID: 1
CLIMATE: Snow in winter-hot in summer.
BEST TIME TO VISIT:
Summer.
COMMENTS: Worth the trip.
REMAINS: Many original ruins.

Maitland is worth the trip for some of the original buildings and equipment can still be seen. The town is about 2 miles northwest of Central City on the False Bottom Creek. It was a great mining district in the early days with many producing mines, one of which was the Penobscot. In 1902, Alexander Maitland took over the Penobscot mine and the town began to be known by his name. It was originally called Garden City. In 1902, the mine had a 40 ton-ton stamp mill which burned down in the 1950s while being dismantled. The best road to Maitland is through Blacktail Gulch, starting in Central City.Submitted by: Henry Chenoweth.

 

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