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Hot Creek is located about 10 miles northeast of Warm Springs.

Silver was discovered here in 1866.  By 1867 a town was established.  At this time, the town of 300 had a post office, hotel, restaurant, assay office, and a blacksmith shop.

In 1867, two stamp mills were erected, a ten-stamp mill and a five-stamp mill.  The town peaked in 1868, and had a brief revival in 1880 when charcoal kilns were built in nearby Tybo.  Also, another ten-stamp mill was erected, but only saw limited use. About $1 Million in bullion was produced.

The town died out around 1881 and very little remains today..

 

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