The mill, however, was standing idle, like most enterprises in Arizona, and but little was doing in the mines." Hardyville received a boost in 1867, when it became the county seat of Mohave County and the mills at Eldorado Canyon began operating stimulating trade up river again. The 1870s saw a population boom in Hardyville as mining became more profitable.
He was also a Mohave County supervisor and a member of the Arizona Territorial Legislature.
In 1864 his personal worth was over $40,000, making him the second-richest man in Arizona.
That number is likely to be higher in 2011."In 2011, the Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport was named Airport of the Year by the Arizona Department of Transportation.
Bullhead City is a city located on the Colorado River in Mohave County, Arizona, United States, roughly 90 mi (140 km) south of Las Vegas, Nevada, and directly across the Colorado River from Laughlin, Nevada, whose casinos and ancillary services supply much of the employment for Bullhead City.
It bought out Johnson's Colorado Steam Navigation Company, and by 1878 had built rails into Maricopaville resulting in wagon traffic moving to that railhead that was closer to the mines in the northern interior than Hardyville.
Traffic on the road to the interior mines of the east from Hardyville waned except for that to Cerbat, Mineral Park, and Chloride.
The earliest inhabitants of the Colorado River Valley were the Mojave people.
The rich soil and plentiful water provided the valley's natives with the necessities to create a prosperous farming community.
He was a colorful and somewhat controversial figure.
He was the town's first postmaster from January 17, 1865, and is credited with the invention of the riveted mail sack.
From 1864 to 1883, steamboats made regular trips up the Colorado River from Port Isabel, Sonora and, after the arrival of the railroad from Yuma, Arizona, stopping at Hardyville regularly to deliver supplies to the mines of the surrounding mining districts and those to the east in the interior of Arizona and carry out their ore for processing and sale.