Tip Top, Arizona
|Tip Top, Arizona|
Northern end of Tip Top, circa 1888
|Elevation||2,510 ft (765 m)|
|Time zone||MST (no DST) (UTC-7)|
|Post Office opened||August 12, 1880|
|Post Office closed||February 14, 1895|
Primarily a silver-mining town, it had a post office from August 12, 1880, until February 14, 1895. The town was founded after Jack Moore and Bill Corning struck a significant lode of silver in 1875.
The nearby ghost town of Gilette was the original mill site for the ore from the Tip Top mine.
Tip Top at its peak had over 500 residents and was one of the largest towns in Arizona at the time.
Many ruins still exist in Tip Top today.
Tip Top is the setting for The Nightjar Women, the last story in the weird western anthology Merkabah Rider: Tales of a High Planes Drifter by Edward M. Erdelac.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Tip Top (historical)
- Sherman, James E.; Barbara H. Sherman (1969). "Tip Top". Ghost Towns of Arizona (First ed.). University of Oklahoma Press. pp. 151–152. ISBN 0-8061-0843-6. Retrieved 2014-01-13.
- Arizona Days and Ways, September 11, 1966
Media related to Tip Top, Arizona at Wikimedia Commons
- Tip Top on Ghosttowns.com
- Tip Top on Arizona Pioneer & Cemetery Research Project
- Tip Tip on the Ghost Town of the Month
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