AMERICAN GIRL MINE
The American Girl is one of the hundreds of mines along the Million Dollar Highway between Ouray and Silverton, Colorado.
It sits nearest to Guston and is most closely associated with that town. Other high paying mines nearby were the Yankee Girl, Robinson, Silver Bell, Guston, Orphan Boy, and the Paymaster. Because the American Girl was primarily a silver producer, it, and many of the others, ceased operations after the silver panic of 1893. It was reopened for a time in 1898 after gold was discovered.