Weaver gave new meaning to the word "dangerous" and made the town of Stanton look tame by comparison. Located on the eastern side of Rich Hill, along Weaver Creek, the town was first populated by miners working placer claims on Rich Hill. Eventually, as placer claims played out, Weaver became a refuge for thugs and cutthroats, some of whom were hired by Charles Stanton during his violent rise to power.
After the 1898 murder of William Segna, the owner of a saloon-general store, a newspaper article called for the complete eradication of Weaver because of its unsavory inhabitants. The town's few remaining law-abiding citizens left soon after Segna's murder, many relocating to the nearby town of Octave.