AS IT WAS
THE TOWN AND ITS SURROUNDINGS
The railroad that made its way through town
The Crouch line was first built in 1907. It was a test of endurance for this little railroad that ventured through a narrow canyon for four decades.
The dam that flooded Pactola
Pactola is man-made lake. Its namesake town was abandoned in preparation for the creation of the dam in the early 50's. What little was left of the town lies submerged but the interesting history of exploration, commerce, government, and tourism is told here.
Camp Wanzer was a "summer preventorium" in the Black Hills. It was said that fresh air can fight tuberculosis. The camp was promoted under the Easter seals in the 1920's as a camp for boys.
The Silver City Historical Society strives to discover, collect, preserve, and study historical places of interest and events of the town and its surrounding area
THE CEMETERY WITH A VIEW
Nestled among the trees on a hill overlooking Pactola, the cemetery is the resting place for pioneers that lived along this valley.
After running out of room, the cemetery was recently expanded to over two acres. We welcome this new development as it will allow this historical cemetery to continue to be used for years to come.
EXPANDING OUR COLLECTION
The historical record fades through time. We welcome new additions in the form of pictures, maps, artifacts, clippings, on any media.
OF THE VALLEY ABOVE PACTOLA
We are always on the look for all sorts of things. From railway spikes, to train schedules, postcards, maps, etc. We store these artifacts in a cabinet at the old School House.