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Liberty

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The 17-acre town site of Liberty, more than 10 miles northeast of Cle Elum off U.S. Highway 97 and along Liberty Road, once was a rip-roarin' gold mining town in the late 1890s.

Several hundred people came and went in a year's time with hopes to strike it rich, although perhaps only 200 lived there permanently. The population is much smaller now.

There's a community information kiosk with photos of old-time gold strikes and nuggets. Nearby is the old fire hall that's always open with an exhibit of historic photos of life in Liberty and information about local hard-rock mining.

There are still gold-mining claims in the area about 20 miles northwest of Ellensburg that are worked off-and-on by locals and out-of-towners. Visitors can pan for gold, but must be careful not to trespass on private property or a claim.

Read more: http://www.ghosttownsofwashington.com/liberty.html
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