Ghost Towns of Washington County, Utah
October 2002 by Frank Lorey IIIAs people race by on Interstate 15 through the southwestern portion of Utah, they miss many relics of early silver mining and agricultural days hidden just off the freeway. Washington County had a rich mining and farming history dating back to Civil War times, and there are some that believe it still holds some hope for future mining.
• Newmont Mining Corp.
• Frontier Pacific Mining Corp.
• Sterling Mining Company
• General Atomics
• Barrick Gold Corp.
• New Jersey Mining Company
• Timberline Resources Corp.
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• Your tax dollars at work
• He's an "expert" in stupidity
• No sense of humor
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