California Points of Interest

Tumco Historic Site


The Tumco Historic Site is located within the Salton Sea watershed in California and is a popular tourist destination for those looking to learn about the area's rich mining history. The site was once a bustling mining town that produced gold, silver, lead, and zinc. Today, visitors can explore the remains of the town, including the Tumco Mine, which is one of the largest gold mines in the area. The site also features a cemetery, which serves as a reminder of the harsh living conditions that miners faced while working in the area.

There are many reasons to visit the Tumco Historic Site, including the opportunity to learn about the area's mining history, explore the remains of the town, and take in some beautiful desert scenery. Visitors can also see unique things such as the remains of the Tumco Mine, which dates back to the 1890s and features a deep pit that was used to extract gold and other minerals from the earth. The site also includes a cemetery that serves as a reminder of the challenges that miners faced while working in the area. Overall, the Tumco Historic Site is a must-see destination for anyone interested in California's mining history and the unique beauty of the Salton Sea watershed. Get driving directions.
TUMCO HISTORIC SITE

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Tumco Historic Site
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