Chloride - Oldest silver mining town in Arizona
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member leadhiker
N 35° 24.795 W 114° 11.956
11S E 754313 N 3922476
Quick Description: Several mining camps were started in the Cerbat Mountains including Mineral Park, Cerbat and Chloride. They are still mining copper at Mineral Park today.
Location: Arizona, United States
Date Posted: 6/16/2010 12:08:07 PM
Waymark Code: WM924E
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
Views: 9

Long Description:
Chloride (ECV)

"Oldest silver mining town in Arizona"

Founded in 1862 with the discovery of silver, Chloride became the first mining town of the Cerbat Mountains. During it's heyday, 1900 to 1920, the population swelled to over 2000 with 75 mines in operation. Chloride was the first incorporated town in Arizona; the home of the state's oldest all-volunteer fire department and the state's oldest continuously operating US Post Office, established in 1871.

Chloride was served by the Butterfield Stage from 1898 to 1919 and the Santa Fe Railroad from 1898 to 1933.

Chloride lives on today with local citizens proud of its history.

Dedicated April 27, 1996
Lost Dutchman Chapter 5917, E Clampus Vitus

Lost Dutchman ECV
5917
Arizona
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