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    Default Ophir Days

    the semi ghost town ophir is having there annual ophir days on I think the 1st of august where there will be games food a free breakfast until 9am. and also my grandmother who is the head of the historical comitte has been making a small mueseum of old houses the newest is having new walls put in because the old ones where falling apart and it will be a school house

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    What state or country is this?

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    Default In Utah?

    I thought at first this was in Colorado. They also have a semi-ghost town of Ophir. But this Ophir must be in Utah. I have been to the one in Colorado several times but not the one in Utah. The one in Colorado has some new homes built at the east end of town and that takes away some of the ghost town feel.
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    There is an Ophir in Washoe County, Nevada on the west side of Washoe Lake that was started with the Ophir Silver Mining Co. mill in 1860 and once had 1,500 reidents.

    There was also an Ophir City in Nye County, Nevada, for the mine in Ophir Canyon that operated between 1864 on and of until 1890. The mine produced $800,000. "Remaining to mark the townsite in 1953 were picturesqe stone and log buildings, and Ruins of the Murphy mill."

    Both of the above are from Ghosts of the Glory Trail, by Nell Murbarger.

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    Ophir was a region mentioned in the Bible that was supposed to have fablous wealth. It has been used for the names of many mines.

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    Yep, lots of Ophir's in the American west. In SE Arizona on the eastern slope of the Santa Rita Mts is Ophir gulch, where Greaterville is located.

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    My reason for saying Utah is because the person posting the first message is from Tooele, Utah which is the county that there is an Ophir in.
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    Now don't start using logic on us. Most of us gave up that stuff long ago.

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    Actually there were two Ophir towns in Colorado. An old and a new Ophir. I have pictures of 'em both someplace. I'll hafta dig 'em out of my pile of junk here.
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    Oh boy, more pics from Don...I'm gonna have to stand back and do the "Happy" Dance now!!!


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