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Near Kingman in Mohave County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

White Hills

 
 
White Hills Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 7, 2010
1. White Hills Marker
Inscription. Formerly known as Indian Secret Mining District or Silverado, the White Hills Mining Camp started in the 1890's. The mines were rich producers of silver, especially horn silver, also called chloride silver. This large community was devastated by a flash flood on the morning of August 5, 1899 from which the town never recovered. After the closure of the mines, the remaining buildings slowly disappeared. Now nothing is left of the once prosperous mining camp. The ghost town of White Hills continues to be marked on travel maps.
 
Location. 35° 42.011′ N, 114° 28.449′ W. Marker is near Kingman, Arizona, in Mohave County. Marker is at the intersection of County Route 145 and U.S. 93, on the right when traveling east on County Route 145. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Willow Beach AZ 86445, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named White Hills (within shouting distance of this marker); Taming the Colorado (approx. 14.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  White Hills, Arizona. Today, 100 years after the flood, White Hills is considered a ‘true’ Ghost Town of Mohave County. (Submitted on June 14, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.)
White Hills Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 7, 2010
2. White Hills Marker
View east on White Hills Road (County highway 145).
 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 14, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 2,581 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 14, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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