Winfield and Vicksburg - [Circa 1880's]

Winfield was founded on silver mining around 1881 and established a post office. The town peaked in 1890 and had three saloons, three stores, two hotels, a church and a school. The post office closed in 1912.

Vicksburg was founded by Vick Keller, and eventually grew to around 40 buildings. The population varied from 150 to 600, depending on the source. The valley here was rich in silver mines until the US went off of the silver standard in 1893.

The old Winfield School, which is also a museum. A typical mining home, called Ball Cabin. The Winfield Cemetary contains mostly infants who dies in the 1880's.
The old Winfield School, which is also a museum. A typical mining home, called Ball Cabin. The Winfield Cemetary contains mostly infants who dies in the 1880's.
Another view on the cemetary, located north of Winfield. One of the restored cabins in Vicksburg. Some old mining trams on display in Vicksburg.
Another view on the cemetary, located north of Winfield. One of the restored cabins in Vicksburg. Some old mining trams on display in Vicksburg.
Looking down the street showing some cabins in Vicksburg. A Tram Drum from the Fortune Mine. A Hoist from the Rockdale Mine.
Looking down the street showing some cabins in Vicksburg. A Tram Drum from the Fortune Mine. A Hoist from the Rockdale Mine.