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Little sugar

These hills were the Kickstarter of their time, riddled with aspirations — diggings, mills, cabins and concomitant cemeteries of “Unknowns.”


Silver City news reported in 1889 that “Mr. Q. F. Lambert thinks he has made the discovery of two valuable lodes near the Little Sugar Loaf,”¹ right here. By 1902, a camp on the “south slope of the Little Sugar Loaf mountain” was part of the “Golden Opportunity Mining & Milling company.”² Today there is only bitterbrush and cow dung.


¹ Owyhee Avalanche, “Local Intelligence” (Mar 16, 1889)

² Idaho Statesman, “Camp Opportunity Closed for Winter” (Nov 24, 1902)

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Taken on November 13, 2016