Eadsville

Eadsville (HM1Q9E)

Location: Casper, WY 82604 Natrona County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 50.17', W 106° 22.344'

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Eadsville, a mining ghost town, is situated 12 miles due south of Casper on top of Casper Mountain. It was founded by Charles W. Eads in 1891 after he had staked a 600' x 1,500' mining claim around a large spring. Word had spread that large deposits of precious minerals were found — gold, silver, lead, and copper. Lots were sold in the town in 1891 - 1892, and about a dozen cabins were built. Foundations of three cabins still remain today. Some 40 to 50 people lived there hoping to find a bonanza of gold and silver. Some copper was mined, and traces of gold and silver were found. Asbestos and feldspar were economically mined. The "spar" is still being mined today after nearly 100 years.

The miners finally gave up and abandoned the town in 1905-6. Numerous artifacts were uncovered in an archeological excavation conducted in 1983-85. Eadsville is located in a beautiful mountain setting at an elevation of 7,800'.
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HM NumberHM1Q9E
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Placed ByNatrona County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 at 1:05pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 387840 N 4743535
Decimal Degrees42.83616667, -106.37240000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 50.17', W 106° 22.344'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 50' 10.2" N, 106° 22' 20.64" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)307
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2205 Fort Caspar Rd, Casper WY 82604, US
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