Blewett Washington
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Blue J Wenatchee
N 47° 25.412 W 120° 39.548
10T E 676550 N 5254888
Quick Description: The town of Blewett was a gold mining town and when the mines died out the town went with them. Hiway 97 from Wenatchee to Ellensburg goes over the site of the town.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 4/11/2006 5:35:28 PM
Waymark Code: WMA9E
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member LAEOL
Views: 171

Long Description:
Blewett Pass, or Blewett, is the name given to a string of small towns and settlements that were located on highway 97, which runs between highways 2 and I90 east of Seattle. Much remains to be seen in what was a locale where thousand-dollar gold nuggets were common. The most notable relic is the Blewett Stamp Mill where several hundred men worked during the 1880s processing gold ore. The mill ceased operations in 1905 when the main vein of ore quit. There is still gold to be had but the value of gold today would not pay for operations
Reason for Abandonment: Economic

Date Abandoned: 08/08/1895

Related Web Page: Not listed

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