Miners Delight: The Boom's Broken Promises

Miners Delight: The Boom's Broken Promises (HM1IQW)

Location: Atlantic City, WY 82520 Fremont County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 31.24', W 108° 43.201'

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The Boom's Broken Promises

As the news of gold spread, the Sweetwater Mining District filled with miners who established Hamilton City about two miles east of here in 1867. The following year, the name of the town changed to Miners Delight, after a highly productive nearby mine. The Miners Delight mine produced the greatest wealth of any in the mining district while the town remained the smallest and most isolated. According to a 1916 government report, the Miners Delight mine and surrounding placers has produced over $2.5 million. The town's population peaked around 100 in 1868. Its residents built log cabins, saloons, general stores, a hotel, and a stamp mill.
By 1870, the gold boom had ended. Over the next 70 years, the deserted town witnessed several mini-booms that brought a short-lived rush of people to Miners Delight. The last resident left in the 1970's, at which time the Bureau of Land Management purchased the town's buildings. Now, only ruins of the once booming town remain.
Historical Period19th Century, 20th Century
Historical PlaceTown
Marker TypeOther
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleFree Standing
Placed ByHistorical Landmark Commission of Wyoming
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, January 9th, 2015 at 1:03am PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12G E 687280 N 5289893
Decimal Degrees42.52066667, -108.72001667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 31.24', W 108° 43.201'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 31' 14.4" N, 108° 43' 12.06" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)307
Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?No
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Fort Stambaugh Loop, Atlantic City WY 82520, US
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