Grand Encampment

Grand Encampment

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For centuries, people have come to the Grand Encampment valley to fish, hunt, and enjoy the cool mountain weather. Fur trappers and traders gave the region its name, calling it Camp le Grande. During the 1897 copper mining boom, Camp le Grande became Grand Encampment when a townsite company gave birth to the Grand Encampment Copper District. Mining brought a flood of people to the area and spawned the town of Grand Encampment. The mining boom was an economic bonanza for the region during a 10-year period from 1897 to 1908. The miners were not alone as ranchers had already patented homesteads and were raising cattle and crops prior to the discovery of copper.
Publisher: Charleston, South Carolina : Arcadia Publishing, [2012]
ISBN: 9780738588827
Branch Call Number: 978.786 M862
Characteristics: 127 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Del Bene, Terry Alan


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