Rainbow Ridge is a fictional mining town that is the home to Disney's Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. The small town was established in the 1860's to mine Big Thunder Mountain. The mine had caused a huge gold rush and the population of the town peaked at just over 2,000 people. However, some supernatural events caused the flow of gold from the mountain to decline, along with the population of the town. That left 38 residents left in Rainbow Ridge.
Rainbow Ridge was established by Barnabas T. Bullion. Due to unequal distribution of wealth and deteriorating working conditions in the mine, Jason Chandler and others began stealing gold and distributing supplies to the townspeople to make sure they were taken care of.
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