"The tent city of Golde Butte was formally established when a post office opened in early 1906. This area, downtown Gold Butte, included the post office, a store, a saloon, and a brothel. Supplies were hauled by wagon from the the town of St. Thomas, which lies two days travel by wagon to the northwest across the Virgin River. At the peak of mining activity, Gold Butte had about 2,000 residents, all living out of canvas tents spread out across the valley behind you. By late 1910, the mining boom had ended, the miners had packed up and drifted away, and the Golde Butte post office closed."
(National Conservation Lands Marker)
Listed as a National Monument in 2016 (Gold Butte National Monument).