Silver Reef was a town that developed when silver ore was discovered in the only silver-bearing sandstone formation found in the United States. It was a thriving and a typically rowdy mining community primarily between 1877 and 1888. When the price of silver dropped and it was no longer profitable to mine, the town faded into history. The old town has a museum and the Cosmopolitan Restaurant. There are separate Protestant and Catholic Pioneer Cemeteries most of the occupants of which are apparently unknown. There was a Chinese Cemetery until the mining shut down and a wealthy Chinese man from San Francisco had all the remains exumed, placed in tea boxes and transported back to China so they could be buried in the land of their ancestors. There are several new upscale housing developments. Like Harrisburg being a part of Hurricane, Silver Reef is considered a part of Leeds where there is a post office. Silver Reef is the home of a tremendously talented sculptor, Jerry Anderson, who produces a wide variety of bronze statues which are prominently displayed around the local area and elsewhere. He does the most impressive bronze works of art that I have ever seen. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.