After staking a claim on the slope of the mountain, the Casey brothers built a shelter near the mine. Eventually, many eager parties attempted to purchase the land from them. An attorney from Tombstone had finally persuaded the brothers to sell the land, then later found that the Casey's had decided not to sell. As the mines failed to produce, the community slowly slipped into its current condition. The community once had 3 stamp mills, a brewery, brickyard, school, hotel, blacksmith shop, barber shop, and a general store with a population of approximately 300 people. Today, there is still a very small population of people, with some deserted dwellings and adobe ruins.