Eastern Mojave Vegetation Silver Reef, Washington County, Utah.
 
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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.


Elevation: 3796ft, 1157m.

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Gentianaceae

Frasera albomarginata S. Watson.

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Date and time this article was prepared:1:19:33 PM, 7/3/2017.