| NAME: SILVERBROOK
CLIMATE: Snow in winter
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Spring summer or fall
REMAINS: However, the school still stands, the only reminder of a long-vanished mill town.
| There was only one reason for the existence
of Silverbrook—to cut logs. It was a sawmill town. Once the timber
supply was depleted, the lumber companies moved on, removing mills and houses
alike. Silverbrook was no exception. By 1847, the mill was one of the largest
of the mill towns. It contained a store, a blacksmith, a boarding house,
a school, and homes for the workers. The town lacked a church so services
were held in the school. At the time, population was about three hundred.
After only a few years, the pine forests were gone and so was the town.