Overview of Atlantic City -- not the famous New Jersey resort for sure, but close to a ghost town in remote Fremont County, Wyoming. The town is a small mining settlement in a gulch near South Pass -- the famous route through the Rockies for Oregon and Mormon Trail emigrants. It was founded as a mining camp following the 1867 gold rush in the region. The town declined following the end of the placer gold rush in the early 1870s, but continued to exist as advances in mining technology allowed further extraction of gold. From the 1960s until 1983, it was the location of a U.S. Steel iron ore mine. The town, accessible by gravel roads has a small cluster of residences and (as of 2016) about 40 permanent residents. Photo by Carol Highsmith, 2016.
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