The town of Kokomo was
established in 1879 at an elevation of 10,618. Mines in the area
produced zinc, lead, silver and gold. By 1881 its population
neared 10,000 but fire swept through the town resulting in
rebuilding at the nearby town of Recen. The post office name
remained "Kokomo" which was the town name that stuck. Today the
town is covered by tailings from the Climax Molybdenum mine.