OR, Antelope - on the plains of Central Oregon is the tiny town of Antelope, first incorporated in 1871. By 1898 Antelope enjoyed three livery stables, one blacksmith shop, three mercantile stores, four hotels, one meat market, seven saloons, a church, drug store, barber shop, bowling alley, funeral parlor, post office, city hall, jail, and a community center called “Tammany Hall”.
Antelope, OR-Originally a stage and freight wagon stop on the trail between the Columbia River and the Canyon City gold mines. Established in 1872 , the city became a center for cattlemen and, later, sheep men. By 1898, with a population of 170, Antelope enjoyed livery stables, blacksmith shop, three mercantile stores, four hotels, meat market, saloons, a church, drug store, barber shop, bowling alley, funeral parlor, post office, 2 papers, city hall, jail, and a community center.
Chloride, NM-In 1879 the first silver claim was filed. Word spread and soon a tent city sprang up. By 1881 the town had eight saloons, three mercantile stores, two butcher shops, a hotel, assay office, livery stables, candy store, drug store, law offices, a Chinese laundry, millinery store, stage line, a newspaper and post office. When gold was declared the monetary standard in the 1890’s Chloride started to decline. Silver prices dropped so low you could not afford to haul it out.
A side trip off I-70 west of the Utah/Colorado line provides not only a peek at prehistoric rock-art, but also the remains of the old coal town of Sego, a once thriving coal mining camp. From our 2008 Utah adventure, read "Sego Canyon - History & Ancient History"