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Historical Birthday!

Y esterday was my birthday. Being the genealogy geek that I am, I thought it would be fabulous to spend the day visiting some Utah Ghost Towns including Silver City. Silver City was a booming mining community established in 1870 and was part of the Tintic Mining District. The area was rich in silver and at its peak had a population arou nd 1500. The town was abandoned in the 1930's. All that remains are some foundations. It's my understanding that the remaining buildings burnt in a brush fire several years ago. My great great grandparents, Victor Reno and Nellie Bune are listed as living in Silver City in the 1880 US Census. I can't tell you what a thrill it was to think that I was standing on the same ground that they were on in 1880. My gg grandfather immigrated from France and my gg grandmother immigrated from the Netherlands, Holland. I would love the entire story as to how they got from there, met and married, and ended up in Silver City, Utah.