Although a couple miners discoverd gold in Dixie Gulch on August 24, 1862, it wasn’t until 1867 that the site caught on with other miners. Even then, no claims were filed until 1884, and it took sixteen more years for Dixie to become a boomtown. The settlement was named for an early prospector, likely someone who emigrated from the South. Eventually, the town produced over $500,000 in gold, but it still didn’t catch up with modern society until it received telephone and power lines in 1980. Today, Dixie is home to just a few people year-round, but is known for its serene isolation and good snowmobiling in winter months.

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