|Eastern Mojave Vegetation||Silver Reef, Washington County, Utah.|
See also: Leeds.
Mining town northeast of Saint George.
Silver ore was discovered in this unlikely sandstone formation in 1866 by John Kemple, and the town of Silver Reef was established in 1876-77. Many businesses, a Catholic church, a brewery, both Masonic and Oddfellows Halls and a Chinatown with over 250 residents, all flourished in Silver Reef during the peak years around 1880.
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Frasera albomarginata S. Watson.
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Date and time this article was prepared:12:12:56 PM, 5/18/2017.