Cornucopia, Oregon


Cornucopia Details

Status: Ghost Town

Date Settled: 1880

Current Population: none

Peak Population: na

Elevation: 4,737 Feet (1,444 meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

State: Oregon

Gallery: View 52 Cornucopia, Oregon Photos

Cornucopia Description

Cornucopia was hastily constructed when gold was discovered in 1880. Millions of dollars in gold came from this area where the steep mountains and deep canyons are honeycombed with miles of subterranean shafts or bridged with high tramways.

Cornucopia is unique among Oregon gold camps in that it sits in a rugged mountain valley that resembles some of the alpine camps in the rocky mountains. The steep terrain necessitated the use of elaborate arial trams, much like the trams common in Colorado. Cornucopia endured extremely harsh winters with deep snows. Check out the photo gallery for numerous photos of the town almost completely buried in snow.

Did You Know.......

A mine is a hole in the ground, owned by a liar.
-Mark Twain


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