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⬆️ Strange that the town was given the name of Shakespeare. Wonder who dreamed up this?
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⬆️ Strange that the town was given the name of Shakespeare. Wonder who dreamed up this?
Yeah that is a cool part of the history there.

From Wikipedia:

Founded as a rest stop called Mexican Springs along a stagecoach route, it was renamed Grant after the Civil War, after General U. S. Grant. When silver was discovered nearby it became a mining town called Ralston City, named after financier William Chapman Ralston. It was finally renamed Shakespeare, and was abandoned when the mines closed in 1929.

We were told that due to a fake gold rush that the place got bad rep and the new name was because of the popularity of the playwright .
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