History of Silverton
The accidental "discovery" of a delta and the staking of a rich
outcrop of galena in the early 1890's, triggered the quick development
of Silverton, BC.
By the late 1890's the town had six hotels, three general stores,
a newspaper (the Silvertonian), a school, and telephone connections
to the mines, New Denver and Sandon.
After the rush, the population waned and Silverton verged on becoming
a ghost town. Now with a population of 250, Silverton remains nestled
in the same beautiful lakeside setting that greeted our pioneer
Historical Society's attractions offer a glimpse of life during
the silver boom in the Slocan.