Last existing buildings from the Boom Town days of Robinson
The town of Robinson sprang up after earlier tent town of Ventura, two miles lower on the road, had died. Ventura losing its usefulness once the road was extended further into Slate Creek. Robinson Creek 22 miles from Winthrop, was the end of the road and the point of departure for the Slate Creek miners in late 1800s.
For a while, Robinson ranked as a lively little settlement. A hotel and barn were built at the mouth of Robinson Creek along with a freight depot, all to serve the miners. Scattered through the woods in the area was a Methow Trading Company store, post office, blacksmith shop, and saloon.