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Monte Cristo may be gone, but its legacy lives on | Taking Stock


Last updated 3/29/2017 at Noon

Monte Cristo is now just a destination for hikers, located about 30 miles east of Granite Falls and a 4-mile hike from the Mountain Loop Highway.

Little is left of the boomtown that once occupied the site. By modern evaluation, Monte Cristo is a failed town, like the many other ghost towns that dot this state and much of the western United States.

But unlike other ghost towns, including my favorite – Alpine, Washington – the legacy of Monte Cristo extended beyond itself. The value of precious and non-precious metals in Monte Cristo was valued so high that it brought in “Eastern Money....

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