A Black Hills Bust
Gold was discovered here in 1890. It continued to function until 1940 but its best year was 1927. There were a few attempts to start it up again but the town was completely abandoned by 1985. Several structures are scattered over a large town site among the thick forest and grass. Little gold was found here. The miners located lessor minerals such as silver, mica, and zinc.
About a quarter mile in from the gate is the first structure, perhaps a schoolhouse. Follow the established footpaths thru the heavy grass for other highlights. As you work your way over to the concrete Powder House the trail will go to the right and past an old Mill site.
The trail continues in a counter clockwise direction. Disregard any trails off to the right. You will come to an open fenced area. This is the tailings area, I assume toxic, Stay out. Work your way up the hill around the left side of the tailings area. There are dozens of Prospect diggings.
Continue and you will come to more established trail. Take it to the right and you will find a lone grave. An apparent misunderstanding over a mining claim. A little further along you will find the Superintendent's house.
Explore to your heart's content then turn around and just past the Supers house take the trail to the right. It will take you by a bunkhouse ( ? ) and complete your loop back where you started by the Powder House.
Check out the Triplog.
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