Atlanta was the first gold camp in the Boise Basin and dates back to 1864. Atlanta has gone from gold rush camp to summer retreat. There are still lots of cabins and buildings here that date back to the early 1900s and we had a nice time chatting with a few of the locals at the store.
We made the drive to Atlanta via a scenic dirt road from Rocky Bar, which is following the route that Peg Leg Annie and Dutch Em took in the spring of 1898. The women were caught in a snowstorm that raged for 2 days. After 3 days a search party found Dutch Em dead and Peg Leg Annie incoherent. Peg Leg Annie ended up having both legs amputated above the ankles. There is now a monument at the approximate location the two women were found along the road. I've added a link at the bottom of this page to a first hand account of the incident from the late 1800s.
Although we were unable to acertain the name of this mill we enjoyed exploring the ruins of what was obviously an extensive operation.
Cemetery photos courtesy of Jack Simmons