Ward Mining Camp, California

  This camp dates back to the early 1890's when T. Ward built a water powered 4-Stamp Mill to crush the ore of  mines located high on the ridge above the camp at almost 11,000 feet. 
  
  Although the camp was abandoned, the mining claims continued to be worked into the early 1900's by Ed Page. Ed's trail from his cabin would climb over 2000 feet up a nearly vertical cliff face to the mines located high on the ridge above. Ed had crippled legs so he would use two long poles to pull himself up the steep trail. This trail was so steep Ed would find himself crawling at times. Talk about the pioneer spirit ! Or was he just plain nuts?

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