Status: Ghost Town
Elevation: 4,737 Feet ( 1,444 meters)
Gallery: View 52 Cornucopia, Oregon Photos
County: View Baker County Mines
Date Settled: 1880
Current Population: none
Peak Population: na
Primary Mineral: Gold
Map: View on Google Maps
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.