A group of prospectors attempting to find a shortcut along the east flank of the Monitor
Range discovered silver in Danville Canyon in 1866. Not much happened until 1870 when a mining camp was organized. After two years,
the mines were abandoned. A revival large enough to support a post office took place in the 1880s. After much on again, off again mining
for several years, Danville finally became a true ghost town. Danville is very secluded. Both wood and water are available for camping.