Blewett was a town in Chelan County. The mining town was established on the west side of Peshastin Creek in the foothills of the Wenatchee Mountains in the mid-1870s. The first mining claims were filed in 1874, and a stamp mill followed by 1878. A wagon road to Cle Elum was completed in 1879.
The community was originally called Werner with the establishment of a post office in 1893, but the name was changed to Blewitt a year later. It was named after Edward Blewitt of Seattle, whose mining company owned many of the claims in the area. A road to Peshatin was completed in 1896, and a stage ran three days a week. During this time the town boasted a school, a two-story hotel, stores, a saloon and telegraph service. The mill ceased operations in 1905 when the main vein of ore ran out. Not much exists there today, but a few mining remnants. Although the area has seen a revival in independant mining operations.
Blewett Stamp Mill - A stamp mill is a type of mill machine that crushes material by pounding rather than grinding, either for further processing or for extraction of metallic ores.
Source: Bulletin 6 Geology and Ore Deposits of Blewett Mining District Charles E. Weaver 1911
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