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    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”.

    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.

    While covering the next three scenic miles from Halltown MO to Paris Spring Junction look for the 1923 Billies Creek Bridge, as well as the remains of an old station on the side of the road.

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