Roosevelt: From Boom Town to Mountain Lake
August 1999 by Sharon A. MurrayRoosevelt was a product of the Thunder Mountain boom, Idaho's last major gold rush.
Excerpts from CMJ published 50 years ago this month.
The town of Quartzsite, with a permanent population of about 2,000, was founded as a stage stop in 1866. It is situated on the broad La Posa Plain, a north-trending desert valley, at an elevation of 875 feet.
Q: ...He consistently comes up with values much higher on the same ore samples.
Many prospectors thought that Nevada was all prospected out following all the rich discoveries of the 1860s and 1870s, and what was there to be found had already been found.
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