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Field City or Tubb Town Wyoming
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
N 43° 49.289 W 104° 08.463
13T E 569071 N 4852404
Quick Description: The deserted site of Field City or Tubb Town offers testimony to the boom and bust fate of many western towns.
Location: Wyoming, United States
Date Posted: 8/13/2006 10:38:45 AM
Waymark Code: WMKYT
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Crystal Sound
Views: 48

Long Description:
Newcastle was built in the late 1880's as a town site on the Burlington Railroad, which built a spur up into the Cambria coal mines. In anticipation of the railroad’s arrival, speculators created a settlement called Tubb Town on its supposed route. Tubb Town only lasted a few months, but that was long enough to gain a reputation as a rowdy place to live. Apparently any newcomers faced an expensive initiation rite -- paying for a round of drinks for everyone at a local saloon. When the railroad announced that it would not go through Tubb Town after all, everyone packed up camp and moved wholesale to Newcastle, which not surprisingly, became a fairly rowdy place itself.
Reason for Abandonment: Economic

Date Abandoned: 11/01/1889

Related Web Page: Not listed

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