A typical mining town at the foot of the San
Francisco mountain was fed by the fabulously
rich Horn Silver Mine. By 1885 over $60,000,000 in
zinc, copper, lead, silver, and gold were hauled
away by mule train and the Utah Central Railroad.
Water was shipped in as well as all supplies. Then
the mine caved and people moved away, leaving
only a few families of the 4,800 population to
maintain their homes, stores, school and church.
By the 1920's only memories and the shifting
sands were left.