|Telluride (Humboldt Co.)|
Our breakfast: Black Rock Grill, Lovelock
Our dinner: Steaks at the Owl Club, Battle Mountain
Our motel: The Big Chief in Battle Mountain
Our Breakfast: Eggs at Broadway Colt Inn Casino, Battle Mountain
|DIRECTIONS||You're on your own. If you can find your way to the Willow Creek Campground, you should be able to manage.|
Mining activity took place here as early as 1875, but the camp of Telluride didn't form until 1911. Well before the camp formed, the Battle Mountain Mining Company built a 30-ton concentrator to process ore from nearby mines. It closed in 1876, and there was little or no activity util J. Hutchins discovered the Dollar mine in November of 1910. A townsite was laid out in June and the camp had a population of 50, including a store and a saloon. But, due to its remoteness, it was abandoned by 1912.
Due to the fact that the mining company had the road we wanted to take blocked, we never got to Telluride.