Near Lovell in Big Horn County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Discoveries of fine-grained gold north of Bald Mountain were made in 1890. "Gold fever" brought many prospectors to the area over the next 10 years. In 1892, the Fortunatas Mining and Milling Company purchased a group of claims on the head of the Little Horn River and Porcupine Creek. The excitement led to the establishment of Bald Mountain City, the most extensive attempt at a settlement in the Big Horn Mountains. The gold rush ended by 1900 because the yields were not enough to pay for the effort of panning.
Erected by U.S. Department of Agriculture, Bighorn National Forrest.
Location. 44° 48.577′ N, 107° 50.48′ W. Marker is near Lovell, Wyoming, in Big Horn County. Marker is on U.S. 14A at milepost 79 near 130, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lovell WY 82431, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Medicine Wheel (a few steps Medicine Wheel (approx. 2.9 miles away); a different marker also named Medicine Wheel (approx. 2.9 miles away); Five Springs (approx. 3.7 miles away); Mystery Shrouds the Medicine Wheel (approx. 4.1 miles away); Bighorn Basin (approx. 4.6 miles away); Big Horn Basin (approx. 4.6 miles away); Reconstruction - Finally! (approx. 6½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lovell.
More about this marker. This marker is located at turnout on the north side of U.S. Highway 14A about 21 mies west of Burgess Junction and just east of the turn-off for the Bald Mountain campground.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 7, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 203 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 7, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.