It started in the 1880’s when a man named E. R.Sibley, established the town to serve the mining company named Bunker Hill mining district. Copper creek is situated 3,993 ft above sea level and ten miles east Mammoth on a rocky dirt road deep inside the Gailuro Mts. Even A short line railroad was built there to haul ore 2 miles from the mine to the mill.
The Sibley mansion had a second story balcony, many fireplaces, plastered and paper walls. Built Spanish style of quarried granite walls-adobe-cross walls. The patio had many fruit trees surrounding it. I can only imagine how beautiful it must have been!
The town once had many cafe’s, even a theatre and grocery stores, not to mention the Sibley mansion! This mansion, or castle was built to engage investors interested in backing the mining operations there.
The Copper creek town opened a post office on March 6, 1907 and ended August 31, 1942.
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