We drove through the desert in search of something interesting, not knowing we would find a great piece of American history! There was dry tumbleweeds on our left, inside a caged building.
Pearce is a historic town, found in 1894 by a cornishman named James Pearce who was a miner, a cattleman. He was the man who discovered gold near Pearce. Traveling to Pearce, you will only see a lot of dirt and rocks out there. What’s left of the town is the jail, mercantile / blacksmith shop, the post office and the cemetary. What is fascinating, is the people buried out in Pearce cemetary! Let’s go to the Post office
Here are more photos of The buildings in Pearce, then we will check out cemetary.
Pearce was bought by a mining company, Commonwealth mine gold, silver project and was acquired in May 2015. Marlin gold mining LTD, a publicly traded mining company has mining projects in Mexico andCochise county, and currently Pierce Hill contains a measure of 984,900 in Gold. The project itself is costing 55 million to complete.
His name was George H. Platt
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