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

Silver City

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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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