Near South Pass City in Fremont County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
The Carissa Mine: Cycle of Boom and Bust
Modern advances in mining technology and an influx of new money made it possible for the Carissa to reopen in the early 1900s, bringing with it a renewed boom. A large project that modernized the Carissa during the winter of 1928-1929 created additional facilities that were both newly built and moved to the site. The Carissa continued to open and close with new owners, new money, fluctuating gold prices, and new technologies. It closed for the last time in 1949 and the State of Wyoming acquired it in 2003 designating it as a historic site.
Erected by Historical Landmark Commission of Wyoming.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1867.
Location. 42° 28.484′ N, 108° 47.826′ W. Marker is near South Pass City, Wyoming, in Fremont County. Marker is on South Pass City Road near South Pass Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lander WY 82520, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. South Pass City: Wyoming’s Biggest Gold Boom and Bust (a few steps from this marker); Esther Hobart Morris (approx. 0.4 miles away); South Pass City (approx. half a mile away); First Masonic Lodge in Wyoming (approx. half a mile away); Crushing Gold Ore (approx. 0.6 miles away); How a Stamp Mill Works (approx. 0.8 miles away); South Pass and South Pass City (approx. 1.4 miles away); Atlantic City: Surviving the Bust (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in South Pass City.
Additional keywords. mining
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