Town Founded by a Jackass

It was Noah Kellogg's donkey that alerted the prospector to a mountain outcropping of galena, a lead ore often containing silver. This miraculous moment would attract a rough-and-tumble-type crowd to dig up and refine the resources below. What this visually stunning Silver Valley town is today — through mining ups and downs, population decline and industry changes — is just as the town motto cheekily states: "Founded by a jackass and inhabited by his descendants."

Article on the current state of the place.

Their Wikipedia page.

     Posted By: Paul - Tue Feb 15, 2022
     Category: Animals | Government | Humor | Regionalism | Mining

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