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Silver City Ghost Town

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Hidden : 09/06/2013
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Size: Size:   small (small)

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Silver City Ghost Town

The Ghost Town of Silver City is located on the southern shore of the Kluane lake, next to Destruction Bay. In the early 1900s the area around the Kluane Lake was the site of a short-lived gold rush. The first claim was staked in the summer of 1903. By the end of that year 2,000 claims had been made in the Kluane region and at the outlet of Silver Creek a small community, called Kluane or Silver City had sprung up. The North-West Mounted Police followed closely behind the prospectors and established a permanent detachment at Silver City. Until the Alaska Highway was build in 1942, Silver City was at the end of the road from Whitehorse. Further travel required getting on a boat and using the rivers. Today half a dozen large buildings remain scattered among the trees. Once these buildings were barracks of the North-West Mounted Police, a district mining office and a post office.

To get to Silver City Ghost Town follow the silver city road until you reach the coordinates. You can park your car right there and have a look around. To find the cache, search for the old car .

Please do not damage anything while you explore the site and do not leave behind any waste!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


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