What's in a Name?

Farwell Mountain has seen its share of boom and bust. This broad mountain has taken lives in mining accidents, card game brawls, and modern day avalanches. The mining boom in the late 1800s brought Chicago entrepreneur, John Farwell, to the area. He had elaborate hydraulic mining practices, which included a 27 mile long water ditch built by Robert Macintosh at a cost of $160,000 per mile. The mine cost him more money than it ever produced.