Ghost Towns: Leadfield, California

Leadfield is one of the most short-lived towns in the history of the American mining booms. It briefly flourished in 1926-27. Its main legacy is Titus Canyon Road, an automobile road connecting it to Beatty, Nevada.

The town never had a chance to grow really big, but it had a post office and its own newspaper. The majority of dwellings were tents and dugouts. However, a small number of more permanent structures made of wood and corrugated metal were also erected. Some of them are still standing.

Leadfield is famous in the US mining history as a symbol of fraud and deceit.


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