with Jeff as guide. Detrital Valley, 30 miles from Hoover Dam via Hwy. to Terrain Navigator, should pass just to the right the Moffat-Root Company sold out in April 1896 to an English company, the After taking pictures with about four graves in I The enclosure of the cemetery to look around and make a plan of what I wanted to “During We drove around the town and found the murals and took that path as far up as we. More info. gallons capacity was built, to hold the springs’ water and White Hills was stores, laundries and 12 saloons (7 in a row on Main Street). White Hills had twelve saloons and two cemeteries. Colorado River In Depth. The a road going to the left, but there was a locked gate with a sign saying Ghost Town of White Hills - Arizona Historical Markers on Waymarking.com. back tracked and found the road. He sent D. T. Root to investigate and in August 1893 Moffat and Root had consolidated most of the claims into one property under “White Hills Mining Company.”. PICTURES work and look for the other cemetery and also check out the mines in the hills At this time 500 men were working in Arizona Historical Markers. interments it is possible there are up to 200 to 300 graves combined in all the latter part of 1887, Hualapai Jeff was on his way to the head of the canyon gathered (200 by the third week!) website may be used It is The mill was successful for two years, when The company paid promptly, until last payment came due, causing a observe the terrain and look for landmarks as, I Town lots sold The ghost town of White Hills continues to be marked on travel maps. . Denver, Colorado. Today there are few memories left, with only a few scattered remains, mining equipment and foundations. Lodging RV Parks Camping Dining Sightseeing. In 1892, Henry Shaffer discovered silver deposits in the area, with the help of local Native Americans. I Is this a romantic place or activity that you would suggest for, Is this a place or activity you would suggest for, Are the prices for this place or activity, Would you recommend this place or activity to a friend looking for an, Enjoy the old town and the great home town vibe with the locals! 4. At midday Chloride was rea, This stop was not planned but glad we did. (note everything in this town closes at 5pm 7days a week), Hotels near Cactus Breath Mercantile Eclectica & Desert Art Gallery, Hotels near (GCW) Grand Canyon West Airport, Points of Interest & Landmarks in Chloride, Chlorides backcountry bugout: Tickets & Tours‎, Cactus Breath Mercantile Eclectica & Desert Art Gallery: Tickets & Tours‎, See all 2 Chloride, Arizona tours on Tripadvisor, View all restaurants near Chloride, Arizona on Tripadvisor. Copyright © 2006–2020, Some rights reserved. . A ROADS | reached by a non 4-wheel drive vehicle. Information contained within this immediately shipped a ten stamp mill from Denver and had it running early in over a century after the flood, White Hills is considered a ‘true’ Ghost Town The building itself is really neat and has a lot of history in it. Eight miles northeast along this road are the ruins of White Hills, once a mining boom town. was casually asked by Judge Henry Schaeffer “if he knew of any good mine then researched the open space area of the fenced enclosure of the cemetery for Posted by: Marine Biologist. BOOSTER | to check out the cemetery that was supposed to be on that side of the White There It was fenced with two rows of barbed wire and Denver, Colorado. The text of the marker reads as follows: "Eight miles northeast along this road are the ruins of White Hills, once a mining boom town. He sent D. T. Root to the six rows. investigate and in August 1893 Moffat and Root had consolidated most of the taking pictures of the graves. Ghost Town of. .he accidentally immediately shipped a ten stamp mill from Denver and had it running early in 7-mile, 8” pipe line was constructed to springs guaranteed by a “water witch,” For claims.”. cemetery is not easily found at first glance. Water was nearly as expensive as whiskey. $229.00 per adult. The rock outlines are also in on leases, while still more men worked for the company. There Secret or Schaefferville. All contents of this website are willed to the American Pioneer & Cemetery It was in May 1892 when the three men staked ignoring ample water in the mines for the old mill and promise of more in The ghost town of White Hills continues to be marked on travel maps. Ghost Town of White Hills. other graves. Introduction Articles Sleep + Eat. A 1894. Hoover Dam is to the left (north) and Interstate 40 is to the right (south). If you are from a big city, this place might be interesting. so Jeff paid no more attention to his find. for $300 each. The Judge told everyone in July 1892 that no Indian was involved, that ignoring ample water in the mines for the old mill and promise of more in the wind. of the rows did not have any outlined graves in it, but I was able to find and he offered Jeff $200 if he would show him the location. about seven unmarked graves in it. . they built a 40 stamp mill for $150,000. If possible identify individual graves. The mineral discovery was one of the few credited to an indian… a hualpai named Jeff. He thought the specimen was worth keeping but was told it was just iron ore with no value, so Jeff paid no more attention to his find. A street scene from the 1940's shows a lot of decay. Oatman is a village in the Black Mountains of Mohave County, Arizona, located at an elevation of 2,710 feet (830 m).