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    Default Part 2 of the history of the ghost town of Silver Moutain

    Originally posted by Johnnie

    : Part 2 of the history of silver moutain go to the next posting.

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    Default Re: Part 2 of the history of the ghost town of Silver Moutain

    Originally posted by Johnnie

    : : Part 2 of the history of silver moutain go to the next posting.

    : : Johnnie & family -----> part (2) This rich Silver deposit found in Silver Moutain, and it'similar to the famouse Silver discovers in Mexico and could possiblely be identical.

    : The highest peaks of the Sierra's are formed by this same conglomerate, which is harder than hardest grainite. And is probably like nowhere else in the "world" And my information is based on my fathers writings that were pass on to me, As he was a geologist and did a lot of research in california and Nevada, and most of the western state's and submitted many of his writtings to the National Geographic,

    : So the begining of Silver Mountain was very busy with activity, and by the end of 1863 there was at lease 1,000 miners and even some big familes roamed the town which boosted several stores a couple hotels and restaurants. One of the Hotels was the famouse Fisk, but was later dismantled and moved in 1885 down the moutain to Markleeville, and reassembled and christend the "Alpine."

    : It is said that Lawers, did a booming business but the one doctor in town nerarly starved because no one ever got sick that much.

    : Now for the local Gamblers they reaped the riches as did the lawers, as did the women of the night and including the Saloons and dance halls, and one of the most famouse was a very prety chinese girl, and her being different then the rest she attracted more attention and got some of the lawabiding to get fed up and dismantled her shantty and threw it into the river, she took the hintand move to Nevada.

    : There was two main roads leading to Silver to Mountain, One wasby way of the "Big Trees" in Calaveras, County Seat, the other way was by Placerville, Sonora and Markleeville.

    : The town was originally located in Amador County, but when winter set in, the valley was impassable for practically six months, And finding the residents without A County Seat.

    : Till one man, named Stephen Kelly, after getting stuck in a snow drift, and finaly getting back to town called a town meeting to come up with a solution. The result was the birth of "Alpine County" And was formed by appropriting a portion of Amorador County on one side of town and the Calaveras County.

    : In the election of August 12, 1864 Silver Mountain was chosen as the county Seat after bitter debate, but then claimes of fraud were made but not proven. Later the County Seat, was moved to Markleeville.

    : Well this is part (2) of the history of this great and interesting but not widely known ghost town of the American West and will post part (3) when we get more time.

    : And then we can quote that famouse "Radio Reporter"-- " Paul Havery" And here is the rest of the story. (part-3)

    : Johnnie & family


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    Default Re: Part 2 of the history of the ghost town of Silver Moutain

    Originally posted by liy 08iy buoy b 79o

    : : : Part 2 of the history of silver moutain go to the next posting.

    : : : Johnnie & family -----> part (2) This rich Silver deposit found in Silver Moutain, and it'similar to the famouse Silver discovers in Mexico and could possiblely be identical.

    : : The highest peaks of the Sierra's are formed by this same conglomerate, which is harder than hardest grainite. And is probably like nowhere else in the "world" And my information is based on my fathers writings that were pass on to me, As he was a geologist and did a lot of research in california and Nevada, and most of the western state's and submitted many of his writtings to the National Geographic,

    : : So the begining of Silver Mountain was very busy with activity, and by the end of 1863 there was at lease 1,000 miners and even some big familes roamed the town which boosted several stores a couple hotels and restaurants. One of the Hotels was the famouse Fisk, but was later dismantled and moved in 1885 down the moutain to Markleeville, and reassembled and christend the "Alpine."

    : : It is said that Lawers, did a booming business but the one doctor in town nerarly starved because no one ever got sick that much.

    : : Now for the local Gamblers they reaped the riches as did the lawers, as did the women of the night and including the Saloons and dance halls, and one of the most famouse was a very prety chinese girl, and her being different then the rest she attracted more attention and got some of the lawabiding to get fed up and dismantled her shantty and threw it into the river, she took the hintand move to Nevada.

    : : There was two main roads leading to Silver to Mountain, One wasby way of the "Big Trees" in Calaveras, County Seat, the other way was by Placerville, Sonora and Markleeville.

    : : The town was originally located in Amador County, but when winter set in, the valley was impassable for practically six months, And finding the residents without A County Seat.

    : : Till one man, named Stephen Kelly, after getting stuck in a snow drift, and finaly getting back to town called a town meeting to come up with a solution. The result was the birth of "Alpine County" And was formed by appropriting a portion of Amorador County on one side of town and the Calaveras County.

    : : In the election of August 12, 1864 Silver Mountain was chosen as the county Seat after bitter debate, but then claimes of fraud were made but not proven. Later the County Seat, was moved to Markleeville.

    : : Well this is part (2) of the history of this great and interesting but not widely known ghost town of the American West and will post part (3) when we get more time.

    : : And then we can quote that famouse "Radio Reporter"-- " Paul Havery" And here is the rest of the story/,.mk;j097ujpklj90o77p87 .


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    Default Re: Part 2 of the history of the ghost town of Silver Moutain

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