Valley Wells
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
N 35° 26.153 W 115° 42.039
11S E 617938 N 3922158
Quick Description: Located at the Valley Wells wetbound rest area.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 2/8/2011 10:33:40 PM
Waymark Code: WMAPVH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Touchstone
Views: 15

Long Description:
In the late 1860's copper was discovered on Clark Mountain. and the Clark Mining District was organized. Ore was rich but high transportaition costs soon caused mining to cease. In the late 1890's the railroad came within 30 miles and the original strike, the Copper World Mine, was reopened. Two wells were sunk and in 1899 a 10-ton smelter was built, treating ore hauled by 20-mule teams. In 1917 a 100-tom furnace was built, but was in use onlya a short while. In 1894 Valley Wells (formerly known as Rosale) became headquarters of the ? Ranch Cattle Co. Ranching ceased around 1950. The copper world reopened in 1977 and there is large scale production of gold and rare-earth minerals in the Clark District up to the present day.

Plaque placed by the Billy Holcomb Chapter of the ancient and honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus in cooperation with Caltrans district 1.
October 11, 1992
Marker Number: 443.00

Marker Name: Valley Wells

County: San Bernardino

Has Official CA Plaque: no

Marker Dedication Date: 10/11/1992

Valley Wells Westboubd Rest Area

Website: Not listed

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