“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Frisco in Beaver County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)


Frisco Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mh, October 5, 2014
1. Frisco Marker
Inscription. 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 4,000 population to maintain their homes, stores, school and church. By the 1920's only memories and the shifting sands were left. Horn Silver Camp Silver Desert Camp Beaver County, Utah
Erected 1961 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 268.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker series.
Location. 38° 27.156′ N, 113° 15.571′ W. Marker is in Frisco, Utah, in Beaver County. Marker is on Ely Highway (Utah Route 21), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Milford UT 84751, United States of America.
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1. Frisco - A Ten Year High. Legends of America provides a history of Frisco: Located in Beaver County, Utah are the silent remains of the once booming mining camp of Frisco. Though, its life was
Frisco Marker along roadside image. Click for full size.
By Mh, October 5, 2014
2. Frisco Marker along roadside
short, it is filled with history, from millions of dollars in ore taken from the Horn Silver Mine to shoot-outs in its dusty streets. Today its crumbling foundations, charcoal ovens, and silent cemetery speak eloquently of its rich and varied past….
(Submitted on October 26, 2014.) 

2. Horn Silver Mine. The Horn Silver Mine was one of the most productive in all of the United States. Over the course of roughly 40 years, the mine produced over $60 million dollars worth of silver and helped shape the frontier in the region during the late 19th century. The mine was responsible for the creation of Frisco, a town that grew in population to several thousand and became one of the most notorious in the Wild West. (Submitted on July 30, 2015, by Matthew Sayle of Saint Louis, Missouri.) 
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Old mine entrances on the southeastern side of the San Francisco Mountains image. Click for full size.
By Mh, October 5, 2014
3. Old mine entrances on the southeastern side of the San Francisco Mountains
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 24, 2014. This page has been viewed 449 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 24, 2014, by Mh of Las Vegas, Nevada. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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