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    Default Ghost Town of Mountain City, California

    Originally posted by Johnnie

    : As my wife and I were going through our collection of old photos we found a photo of Mountain City California takeing in the 1880s.

    : So we started doing some recearch on this very interesting ghost town, And here is what we came up with,


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    Default Re: Ghost Town of Mountain City, California

    Originally posted by iJohnnie

    : : As my wife and I were going through our collection of old photos we found a photo of Mountain City, California takeing in the 1880s.

    : : So we started doing some recearch on this very interesting ghost town, And here is what we came up with, ------> This may take a while to post all the the history so we may post the history of this very interesting little mining town in a (3) parts as we did on the Ghost Town of Eldoradovill on April 30, "May 03,02" and May 06 of last year, And we want to thank all of you ghosttowner's for the all the praise, that all of you e-mail's on "that" story and others that we submitted we find it very rewarding to share our knowledge on the old west for others to enjoy.

    : Johnnie & Family



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    Default Re: Ghost Town of Mountain City, California

    Originally posted by Johnnie

    : : As my wife and I were going through our collection of old photos we found a photo of Mountain City California takeing in the 1880s.

    : : So we started doing some recearch on this very interesting ghost town, And here is what we came up with, Go to our next follow up.



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    Default Re: Ghost Town of Mountain City, California

    Originally posted by Johnnie

    : : : As my wife and I were going through our collection of old photos we found a photo of Mountain City, California takeing in the 1880s.

    : : : So we started doing some recearch on this very interesting ghost town, And here is what we came up with, ------> This may take a while to post all the the history so we may post the history of this very interesting little mining town in a (3) parts as we did on the Ghost Town of Eldoradovill on April 30, "May 03,02" and May 06 of last year, And we want to thank all of you ghosttowner's for the all the praise, that all of you e-mail's us on "that" story and others that we submitted we find it very rewarding to share our knowledge on the old west for others to enjoy.

    : : Johnnie & Family --------> On the Eastern Slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, 8,700 above sea level, is the remains of what was a very big and busling minng town that had a population of over 4,000 and towering above this town was Silver Peak and from it's peak on a clear days you could see Carson Valley, Genoa,and Virgina City Nevada,

    : History is a bit vague as to the exact date of the orgin of thr town. Some say it started in 1858 by a wandering Scandinavians miners, others say it started in 1863

    : What ever its begining, the town did not last long it turned into a ghost town in late 1886 and hard to visulize, that it had such a large population but it did, It had its schools and General Stores and banks and even had (two) saw mills keeping busy night and day even though some stuchers were made out of stone.

    : Those first minners who entered the valley came for "Gold" found that there was more Silver one vain was said to measure 100 ft. and at one time there was 300 mining claims, some of them richer that one can imagin,

    : Most of the Silver was found in a coarse porphritic formation, similar to the famouse Silver deposits in Mexico.

    : This is the first part of the history of "Silver Moutain and we will post the rest of the story as soon as we find time.

    : Johnnie & family
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    Default Re: Ghost Town of Mountain City, California

    Originally posted by mary-ann

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    : : : : As my wife and I were going through our collection of old photos we found a photo of Mountain City, California takeing in the 1880s.

    : : : : So we started doing some recearch on this very interesting ghost town, And here is what we came up with, ------> This may take a while to post all the the history so we may post the history of this very interesting little mining town in a (3) parts as we did on the Ghost Town of Eldoradovill on April 30, "May 03,02" and May 06 of last year, And we want to thank all of you ghosttowner's for the all the praise, that all of you e-mail's us on "that" story and others that we submitted we find it very rewarding to share our knowledge on the old west for others to enjoy.

    : : : Johnnie & Family --------> On the Eastern Slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, 8,700 above sea level, is the remains of what was a very big and busling minng town that had a population of over 4,000 and towering above this town was Silver Peak and from it's peak on a clear days you could see Carson Valley, Genoa,and Virgina City Nevada,

    : : History is a bit vague as to the exact date of the orgin of thr town. Some say it started in 1858 by a wandering Scandinavians miners, others say it started in 1863

    : : What ever its begining, the town did not last long it turned into a ghost town in late 1886 and hard to visulize, that it had such a large population but it did, It had its schools and General Stores and banks and even had (two) saw mills keeping busy night and day even though some stuchers were made out of stone.

    : : Those first minners who entered the valley came for "Gold" found that there was more Silver one vain was said to measure 100 ft. and at one time there was 300 mining claims, some of them richer that one can imagin,

    : : Most of the Silver was found in a coarse porphritic formation, similar to the famouse Silver deposits in Mexico.

    : : This is the first part of the history of "Silver Moutain and we will post the rest of the story as soon as we find time.

    : : Johnnie & family
    : :


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