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Atlantic City - South Pass City - Miners Delight

In 1842, placer gold was discovered along the Sweetwater River southwest of Lander, Wyoming. This discovery was
made along the old Emigrant Trail in the area now known as the Lewiston Mining District. During the summer of 1867, the placer gold was traced up Willow Creek to what subsequently became the Carissa lode near South Pass City. This discovery led to a gold rush, and the South Pass City- Atlantic City and Miners Delight mining districts were established. By 1869 as many as 2,000 people were reported living in the region, and in 1871, 12 stamp mills were operating; however, by 1872, South Pass City was nearly deserted, and by 1875,
the districts were essentially abandoned.

Atlantic City, WY

Atlantic City, WY

Atlantic City, WY - Abandoned Home Nearby

Atlantic City, WY - Abandoned Home Nearby

Atlantic City, WY - Duncan Mill Interior

Atlantic City, WY - Duncan Mill Interior

Atlantic City, WY - Duncan Mill Outhouse

Atlantic City, WY - Duncan Mill Outhouse

Atlantic City, WY - Duncan Mill Shacks

Atlantic City, WY - Duncan Mill Shacks

Atlantic City, WY - Duncan Mine & Mill

Atlantic City, WY - Duncan Mine & Mill

Atlantic City, WY - Duncan Mine & Mill - 2

Atlantic City, WY - Duncan Mine & Mill - 2

Atlantic City, WY - Duncan Mine & Mill - 3

Atlantic City, WY - Duncan Mine & Mill - 3

Atlantic City, WY - Duncan Mine Building

Atlantic City, WY - Duncan Mine Building

Atlantic City, WY - Duncan Mine Building - 2

Atlantic City, WY - Duncan Mine Building - 2

Atlantic City, WY - Entering

Atlantic City, WY - Entering

Atlantic City, WY - Giessler Store, Vintage

Atlantic City, WY - Giessler Store, Vintage

Atlantic City, WY - Huff Candy Store

Atlantic City, WY - Huff Candy Store

Atlantic City, WY - McAuley Store

Atlantic City, WY - McAuley Store

Atlantic City, WY - Miners Delight Inn

Atlantic City, WY - Miners Delight Inn

Atlantic City, WY - Miner's Shack Near Duncan Mine

Atlantic City, WY - Miner's Shack Near Duncan Mine

Atlantic City, WY - Mining Remnants

Atlantic City, WY - Mining Remnants

Atlantic City, WY - Old Shack Art Gallery

Atlantic City, WY - Old Shack Art Gallery

Atlantic City, WY - School

Atlantic City, WY - School

Atlantic City, WY - Town View, Vintage

Atlantic City, WY - Town View, Vintage

Guestbook for Sweetwater Mining District
2.Michael l lewis(non-registered)
Cemetery is miners Delight not south pass city. I never did see miners Delight head frame, good photo.. I've been to most of the mines, Duncan is still active, to what degree I don't know. Good picture inside, I've always wanted to go inside. I love the ole mining towns and this is a good one with some gold there yet, don't let anyone tell you different. Great pictures again.
1.Michael l lewis(non-registered)
I enjoyed the photos, although I have many of my own. We vacation there every year or so. It's a great place and we metal detect there, it's a very fun place. If you get a chance it's right off the highway. Good gravel and in the summer good lunch or dinner spot.