Santa Clara

Santa Clara got its start in 1862, following the discovery of silver in the Humboldt Range. Within two years, a camp of 200 individuals was formed, and mail and freight were delivered from Star City twice weekly. Unfortunately, Santa Clara's prosperity was short-lived, and delinquent taxes led to the sale of the Union Tunneling Company (which was the main operator). Santa Clara was abandoned within two years. At least a dozen stone ruins remain, spanning nearly ½ mile in the canyon.