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"Atolia~" Atolia by Yaqui

Atolia Travel Guide: 1 reviews and 4 photos

A town almost gone, but not forgotten~

Originated by C. Taylor and T. McCarthy started the process of separation of Placer Scheelite and gold by shipping the tungsten ore to Germany. In 1906 E B De Golia and Mr Atkins purchased the claims, built the first tungsten mill ending the hand sorting of ore as the only concentrating method. In 1907 the railroad was in place and the place became known as Atolia, a contraction of the names of the owners of the claims. In its heyday the town had four restaurants, three general stores, a drug store, two stationary stores, two shoemakers, one hotel, three rooming houses and several lodging tents, four pool rooms, four barber shops, an ice cream parlor, picture show, garage, three butcher shops, a newspaper, and new school house for 60 pupils.

Population of 0!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful desert landscapes abound!
  • Cons:NO services!
  • Last visit to Atolia: Jan 2011
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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Comments (2)

  • Feb 6, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    Interesting reading just how big this place was once!

    • Yaqui's Profile Photo
      Feb 7, 2013 at 7:10 PM

      I wanted to explore, but didn't want to get in trouble either. Sad that it is all gone. Thanks for stopping by!

  • MD2nd's Profile Photo
    Dec 2, 2011 at 2:06 AM

    Such a catching landscape yet. Beautiful photo of a beautiful blue sky!


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