Tull City prior to 1905

Tull City 1950's and 2021

Tull City cabin ruins



Tull City consisted of several cabins including a cook house and the Hotel Grand.  Today a few original logs outline the footprint of the structures.  Tull City was a claim and mining camp located in the Olympic Mountains of Jefferson County WA. The camp was associated with some of the earliest claims on Iron Mountain dating to 1901.  In 1903 an early claim holder Silas Marple convinced a group of investors to join him in forming the Tubal-Cain Copper and Manganese Mining Company.  The newly formed company consisted of Seattle and Washington notables such as Charles A. Denny, Frank Hanford, I.A. Nadeau, and Victor Tull.

Tull City consisted of several cabins including a cook house and the Hotel Grand.  Today a few original logs outline the footprint of the structures. Tull City was a claim and mining camp located in the Olympic Mountains of Jefferson County WA. The camp was associated with some of the earliest claims on Iron Mountain dating to 1901.  In 1903 an early claim holder Silas Marple convinced a group of investors to join him in forming the Tubal-Cain Copper and Manganese Mining Company.  The newly formed company consisted of Seattle and Washington notables such as Charles A. Denny, Frank Hanford, I.A. Nadeau, and Victor Tull.

The main site was at a nearby location known as Copper City. In 1905 Tubal-Cain announced that it had struck ore on the west Copper City side.  After the 1905 strike at Copper City work continued on the west side and no further development work was done on the Tull City manganese claims.  Victor Tull spent an estimated $40,000 developing the claims at Tull City but gave up and abandoned Tull City in favor of the westside development work at Copper City.

From 1905 to 1909 about 100 claims were active on Iron Mountain by locals in the hopes there would be an opportunity to sell the claims to the Tubal-Cain Company. The ore produced was low grade and by the 1920’s the sites were abandoned.

Tull City consisted of several cabins including a cook house and the Hotel Grand.  Today a few original logs outline the footprint of the structures.  
             




Tull City

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