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Last updated on : 3/20/2013
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Frisco is a ghost town in Beaver County. It was
an active mining camp from 1879 to 1929. Frisco developed as the post office and
commercial center for the San Francisco Mining District, and was the
terminus of the Utah Southern Railroad extension from Milford. The Horn Silver
Mine was discovered in 1875, and had produced $20,267,078 worth of ore by 1910.
By 1885, over $60,000,000 worth of zinc, copper, lead, silver, and gold had
been transported from Frisco from the many mines in the area. With 23 saloons,
Frisco was known as the wildest town in the Great Basin. Murder was common, and
drinking water had to be freighted in. Frisco's fortunes changed suddenly on
February 13, 1885, when the Horn Silver Mine caved in completely. It was an
unconventional mine, an open pit 900 feet deep braced with timbers, and could
have collapsed at any time. In 1905 a Latter Day Saint ward was organized, but
in 1911, with the closing of many of the mines, so many church members had left
that the ward was discontinued.
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