Patsville's life began when nearby Rio Tinto rose to prominence in 1932. Pat Maloney (for whom the town was named) and Marge Clark opened a sporting house and dance hall, and before long Patsville had a saloon, boarding house, drugstore, garage, service station, and red light district. Patsville maintained a population of around 50 for most of its life, but it quickly faded after Rio Tinto began to decline. The last business in town, a store operated by Chauncey and Gen Olson, closed in 1949. Several buildings remained at Patsville until August 2018, when all but one were destroyed by the South Sugarloaf Fire.

I Visited Patsville
6.28.2007 & 5.16.2020

See Also
Rio Tinto