Sunday, May 25, 2008
Topaz on the North Fork of the White River
The town of Topaz was built in the late 1800's on the upper North Fork, only about 6-8 miles below the highest put-in point for a float trip. During the 1940's-1950's Topaz became a Ghost Town. Even in the mid 1960's when I did the river charting, it was not inhabited. Today it appears there are a few people living in the valley again. The Mill and Store are in great shape and the old large spring and spillway are once gain working.