Greenwater, California


Greenwater, California

Greenwater, California was a mining community that saw its rise and fall within the first decade of the 20th century. It is now located in Death Valley National Park.

History

Founded around a copper strike in 1905 the town of Greenwater was a short lived Death Valley community. So dry was its region that water had to be hauled into the town. The lucrative business of water barrel salesman fetched any entrepreneur $15 per barrel; in 1913 that equaled over $250 in 2004 dollars. [ [http://data.bls.gov/cgi-bin/cpicalc.pl CPI calculator 1913-2004] ] Eventually the town grew to 2,000 people and became known for a local magazine, "The Death Valley Chuckwalla". By 1909 the copper mining had collapsed without ever turning a profit and the residents left town for other areas. Today, there is nothing left of Greenwater. [ [http://www.nps.gov/archive/deva/Ghost-towns.htm Death Valley Ghost Towns] : National Park Service.]

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External links

* [http://vredenburgh.org/desert_fever/pages/inyo_county_08.htm Greenwater]


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