|Just in time for the 24th Annual Republic Fishing Derby!|
|No chance of getting lonely with close-by neighbors!|
|Prizes and food made the structure in the background the Derby focal point.|
|School Lake, to the southwest of Republic.|
I had an excellent time at the Republic Fishing Derby and all the carryings on. The town itself was pretty hard hit back in the nineties when a nearby mineral mine shut down. With the recent skyrocketing copper prices there was constant reference among the Derby-ites to a new copper mine a company called Eagle was planning on opening, which will provide a huge economic boost to Republic's economy. Check they town's website for the timing of next year's 25th Republic Fishing Derby, it's a bonus to the free camping the town offers!
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