Following the discovery of gold at the Alabama Mine by Murray Scott in about 1910, Awakening was born on the eastern slope of the Slumbering Hills. Gold was finally shipped in 1912, and about this time the camp had a store and saloon. Sometime shortly thereafter a mill was built, but activity seems to have declined or ceased by the end of the decade. The primary producer on the eastern slope, the Alabama, continued to operate in some capacity until 1941, when mines were closed due to World War II, but Awakening has slept ever since.

See Also
DaveytownJumbo Mine