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    River City Area History

    by DEBBBEDB Written Feb 20, 2009

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    Favorite thing: Red River was first called River City. When ores were found, hundreds of gold, silver and copper mines were carved into the mountain with names like Golden Treasure, Silver King and Black Copper. There were two general merchantiles, a livery stable, two newspapers, a sawmill, blacksmith shop, barber shop, more than a dozen saloons, several hotels and boarding houses, a dance hall and a hospital. There was also red light district with plenty of gambling and barroom brawls.

    When the mines played out, homesteaders outnumbered prospectors. Town gained new momentum by renting abandoned mining cabins to flatland visitors seeking refuge from the heat. Now, there are year-round activities, from skiing and snowmobiling to fishing, hiking, four-wheeling, and horseback riding.

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