From Boom to Bust: The Tragic Story of America’s Ghost Towns

Silver City


Seduced by History

Silver City, Idaho

When gold and silver was discovered in 1863, it attracted hundreds of miners. There were once 8 saloons, 6 general stores, a hospital and more than two hundred and fifty mines were in operation. At least $60 million worth of precious metals were taken from the area. Due in part to its extremely remote location, Silver City began a slow decline but small-scale mining continued off and on until World War II.

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