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Founded in the Gold Rush of 1986 South Pass City exploded into life. 2000 people called the place home - briefly! Miners dreamed of riches waiting to be panned from the creeks & hillsides. What they found was wind, snow & the trials of life on the frontier. Most left as quickly as they came, butt some stayed behind & made a life along the banks of Willow Creek. Mining, /ranching & mercantile kept the place going. Their tenacity left behind one of the most authentic gold mining towns in the American west.
Carissa Mine & Mill Tours - Tour the historic Carissa Mine Complex & see the extraordinary workings of an early 20th century gold Mill. Tours Memorial Day- Labor Day, Thursday-Sunday. Call 307-332-3684 or reservations.

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