WASHINGTON — Awhile back I shared a post on Wilson Canyon Rest Area in Nevada. The reason my wife and I chose this location was we needed a base camp to explore the nearby ghost town of Pine Grove.
Gold was discovered at what would become known as Pine Grove in 1866 by William Wilson. By the summer of the same year, the area was inundated with eager prospectors hoping to strike it rich. The mining settlement was initially named Wilsonville, but was later changed to Pine Grove by 1868.
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