by Virginia York


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July 3, 2013
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Silver Mountain City provides window to the past

During a recent visit to the Alpine County Museum, I was fascinated by the new Silver Mountain City two-case display of artifacts, photographs and written accounts all carefully selected to transport the viewer into the world of the mining town. From the journal of William H. Brewer, “Up and Down California” (entry for Aug. 4, 1863) one reads: “Silver Mountain...is a good illustration of a new mining town. We arrive by trail, for the wagon road is left many miles back. As we descend the canyon from the summit, suddenly a bright new town bursts into view. There are perhaps …

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