Tuesday, April 24, 2012

"Fine Gold Ore "(Orofino in Spanish)

"There's gold in them thar hills!"
We explored Orofino Road near Oliver but found no gold mine as someone had put a gate across the little gravel road. But a one-armed prospector called Reed found gold there about 150 years ago, and the business lasted until around 1906.
More info here.
These photos were taken on Orofino Rd.
More about Oliver history here.
Orofino Rd

Old Farm Entrance at the end of Orofino Rd

Up into the hills for golden views

1 comment:

L. D. Burgus said...

They are wonderful views. It is an interesting history. I am surprise that they haven't revisited the gold mine area with new technology.