Snake Bluff; founded 1865

Reclaimed and renamed Scottsville by local Horse theives


Founder and entrepreneur…

Carl Woodruff heard tell of an abandoned old silver mine at Deep River Cove in his travels through Portland Oregon. Failing once as a miner Carl decided to purchase the defunct mine from the federal government and build a little 3 building mercantile and boarding facility a few miles west to serve miners he would attract through clever advertising. Although the convenient location of his 1 horse town attracted folks the arduous trek to the mine and local Indian troubles drove potential treasure seekers off.

Carl gave up in 1870 but not before selling the mine to a powerful Chinese operation out of San Francisco. The Sam Yup miners moved in and Carl moved to Deadwood in the Dakotas.


Snake Bluff; founded 1865

Portland 1889 DJD