Wickes, MT

Wickes

Here is a town that has had more than its share of disastrous fires having been all but wiped out in the holocaust years of 1901, 1906, and 1910.

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Wickes

There are some old buildings remaining but the town's main interest lies in the ruins of the huge smelters and refineries and this domed coke oven.

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Wickes

These operations turned out $50,000,000 in silver and gold. The nearby Alta Mine produced $32,000,000 in silver and gold.

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Wickes

The Gregory, with a record of $9,000,000, is in the neighborhood, as are the Nina and the Bertha.

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Wickes

The early 1890's saw the end of almost all operations.

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