Monte Cristo Townsite

From 1899 to 1907 Monte Cristo was a mining town. Harvesting mainly gold and Silver. Later on it became a resort town and now a well preserved ghost town. Something we don’t see enough of in the dampness of the great PNW. The hike out to the townsite is an adventure in its own. You…

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Melmont Ghost Town

Melmont was a coal mining town established in 1900 near Mount Rainier.  It flourished for a short period of time and disappeared completely in the 1920s.  The demise of the town was due to a decline in coal prices. I have seen a few stories online about Melmont that reference a crime that occured in…