White Hill’s post office was established October 20, 1892 and discontinued August 15, 1914. White Hills went from nothing to a town of 200 people in two weeks as silver was found. White Hills had electric lights, running water, and telephones. White Hills was soon the largest mining camp in Mohave county. When the mines played out, so did the population of the town and today there are only a few scattered remains.
Northwest of Kingman there are four great ATV riding trails. Near Chloride, the Packsaddle Mountain Loop is a 16.5-mile route through the Cerbat Mountains open to ATV riding. The trail follows a long winding shelf road. It passes through the Chloride town site. Portland mine road is in the Black Mountains and is a 31.8-mile route open to ATV riding. The trail runs along a sandy wash and then down into a shallow canyon. Thumb Butte Trail is in the Black Mountains and has a 14-mile route open to ATV riding. It travels through rugged terrain and over gravelly washes. It gets more difficult as it goes along. The White Hills Trail is a 22-mile route open to ATV riding. The route travels through the White Hills and Cyclopic, and passes the Hualapai Valley.
KINGMAN – BP Wind Energy held three public meetings last week with the Bureau of Land Management to inform the public about its plans for a 500-megawatt wind farm near White Hills.
White Hills is located about 40 miles north of Kingman on U.S. 93. The farm would have up to 335 wind turbines generating between 1.5 and 3 megawatts of power each, depending on the wind speed, said BP Wind Energy Business Development Director Daniel Runyan.
…The project would be built in phases, with the first phase of 235 turbines built in one year. It would cost around $1 billion and generate approximately 100 to 400 construction jobs and 10 to 30 permanent jobs at the site. The average salary for a permanent job would be about $50,000, Runyan said. It would last about 30 years before being decommissioned…
…Because a large portion of the project will be built on approximately 44,860 acres of BLM land, an environmental impact study will have to be completed before the project can be built. Last week’s three public meetings are part of that 18- to 24-month study process, which includes collecting public comments and concerns on the project.
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