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by Philip R Woodhouse

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Philip R Woodhouse
Mountaineers; 1st Ed edition (1979)
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The several decades of Monte Cristo's glory also saw the construction of the unique Everett & Monte Cristo Railway (a marvelous engineering mistake), and the founding of the city of Everett as a processing and shipping point for the expected riches of Monte's minesñall manipulated b. .

The several decades of Monte Cristo's glory also saw the construction of the unique Everett & Monte Cristo Railway (a marvelous engineering mistake), and the founding of the city of Everett as a processing and shipping point for the expected riches of Monte's minesñall manipulated by Eastern corporate giants such as Rockefeller and the Guggenheims. And then there were the peopleñthe struggling railroaders, miners, merchants and their families, who dreamed, worked, failed and sometimes died in Monte Cristo's unforgiving winters.

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Here is the story of the region, from discovery to disillusionment and, ultimately, to the dust of a ghost town.

Here is the complete story, from discovery to disillusionment as dreamed-of riches became the dust of a ghost town.

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The Everett & Monte Cristo Railway. Discovering Washington's historic mines.

Monte Cristo is a ghost town northwest of Monte Cristo Peak, in eastern Snohomish County in western Washington. The town was active as a mining area for gold and silver from 1889 to 1907, and later became a resort town that operated until 1983. Monte Cristo is located at the headwaters of the South Fork Sauk River in eastern Snohomish County. The town is connected via a trail to the Mountain Loop Highway, which continues west to Granite Falls and north to Darrington.

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  • Wonderful, and well written book about the early days of Snohomish County. This book really grabbed my interest because of my love for mining towns, and from visiting Monte Cristo decades ago when structures still stood. I can't recommend this book enough.

  • This Book is a great book to read over and over again. There is so much information it's hard to take it all in and remember everything. I enjoyed it so much I own 3 copies.
    If you like this book, you should read the Coffee Chased Us Up, by Elof Norman. Another great book which I also have the pleasure of owning. Check it out.
    I found out about the Monte Cristo area when I was in high school and quickly became fascinated by its history and the beautiful mountains that surround the area. I eventually became involved with the MCPA which is The Monte Cristo Preservation Association. Feel free to visit the [..]
    There are several other books on the Monte Cristo area, but most are out of print and very hard to find.
    This is a must have book for any history buff or anyone interested in mining in Washington State.

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  • Includes history from the first discoveries through the ups and downs of several mining attempts and the ill fated railroad, it's all covered in this book. Wonderfully appointed with period photos and sketches. I'm ready to read it again.

  • Monte Cristo is an old townsite below a sleepy glacial basin located eighty miles northeast of Seattle. It's the destination of thousands of recreational hikers annually. Hidden from their view by a century of harsh winter storms and avalanches is a rich mining and townsite history that Philip Woodhouse brings to life. We returned from a weekend hike so intrigued that we went directly to the public library Monday evening. We found precious little, mostly Washington mining reports and embarrassingly anecdotal histories. This book represents the only comprehensive, readable history of the environs. And it's a wonder to behold. Skillfully woven together are journalistic accounts, anecdotes, recognizable sketches and maps, and a narrative complemented by a generous collection of historical photos. Woodhouse is a writer evidently in love with these mountains and their history. His account is compelling and full of surprises, every bit as enchanting as the townsite it concerns.

  • My parents drove us up to the old Monte Cristo town site in our beige station wagon sometime in the late seventies before the road was washed out on December 26, 1980. Our childhoods were spent camping along the southern loop of the Mountain Loop Highway, built atop the old railroad right-of-way that led to the sporadically bustling mining town. When we got older, we hiked the 4 miles my parents had driven us years before to see the old railroad turntable and rare relics collected around the scrappy, miniature cabins. Today, plans are in place to clean up and contain the arsenic-rich tailings left behind by the various 19th and early 20th century mining operations to prevent continued contamination of groundwater and rivers below. Even if you do not have a personal connection to this beautiful part of the Pacific Northwest, Philip R. Woodhouse’s invaluable and entertaining history, “Monte Cristo,” is a remarkable read you will always remember.

    Woodhouse’s extensive research and approachable writing ensure that not only are historically significant details and photos preserved before they turn brittle and decay, but the evanescent spirit of the time is illuminated and celebrated before we lose the last few individuals who either lived there or sat at the feet of those who did listening to amazing stories of a time nearly impossible for us in the internet age to fully comprehend. This small, periodically populated mining town, crushed time and time again by the unrelenting landscape, never became the source of limitless wealth its name foretold, but it nevertheless played a key role in the history of the Puget Sound region and even the country. If you are fascinated by the difficulties our ancestors faced trying to make a living in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, enjoy a flawlessly written history or want to better understand our current age through the lens of time, I heartily recommend this remarkable and invaluable work.

  • This book was a fascinating history of mining, railroading and speculation. You don't have to know the area at all to enjoy the book but I wished I had the topo maps while I was reading it, it's that detailed.

  • This book gives a great history and background of the ghost town in Washington.I would recommend this book to people who wanted to know of Washington's past or if they liked history.