Sunday, June 13, 2010

Hello From Pennsylvania!

Date Placed: June 13, 2010
Letterbox: Traditional
Carver: LightninBug
Logbook: LightninBug
Planters: GreenJello and Teancum
Location: Ophir, Tooele, Utah
Status: Active

This is part of the "Hello From The United States!" series of boxes.

In 1865, soldiers in the U.S. Army noticed that Native Americans in the area were using bullets made of silver. The soldiers soon found where the silver was coming from, and proceeded to kill the Native Americans in the area to lay claim on the silver deposits. In 1870, the newly booming mining town was named Ophir, after the rich mines of King Solomon. Eventually, the deposits ran out, and Ophir became pretty much a ghost down. There are less than 25 people who live in the town now.

Directions: When you're coming into town, notice the sluice on the left, and the old mining equipment on the right. West of the mining equipment will find you two signs with rules. Do a little rock mining at the base of the south pole.

Notes: If the General Store is open, have a nice chat with the owners on places to go while in the area. Have fun exploring Ophir, but PLEASE do not trespass on people's private property!

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