Located in the White Pine Mining District near Treasure City, Hamilton was another silver mining
town. In 1869 the town had a population of around 12,000. Boasting several churches, banks, stores,
and 101 saloons, Hamilton was a prosperous town. There was also a newspaper, the Daily Inland
Empire. The town had two major fires, one in 1873 the other in 1885, the latter of which doomed the
town when the courthouse burned destroying all of the records. Down the road there is also a
cemetery. I have included a
link to a history of the demise of many buried here. As you read through
these records its easy to see the residents had a hard life.