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Near Rachel in Lincoln County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Crystal Springs

 
 
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By Dawn Bowen, June 15, 2007
1. Crystal Springs Marker
Inscription. The discovery of silver in Pahranagat Valley in 1865 resulted in the creation of Lincoln County with Crystal Springs designated as the provisional county seat in 1866. With the intention of organizing the new county, Governor Henry G. Blasdel left Carson City in April, 1866, accompanied by over twenty people and after a perilous journey through Death Valley, California, reached the new district of Pahranagat. This expedition was also expected to find a more practicable route between the valley and the towns of western Nevada. When the Governor arrived at Crystal Springs, he found that the region lacked the number of voters necessary to meet the requirements for county organization, which resulted in the eventual formation of the county at Hiko one year later. This locale, used as a watering place and campsite, was the principal stopover on the Mormon Trail alternate route.
 
Erected 1976 by Nevada State Park System, Nevada Historical Society. (Marker Number 205.)
 
Location. 37° 31.958′ N, 115° 14.012′ W. Marker is near Rachel, Nevada, in Lincoln County. Marker is at the intersection of Nevada Route 375 and Nevada Route 318, on the left when traveling north on State Route 375. Click for map. Marker
Marker site image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 15, 2007
2. Marker site
is in this post office area: Alamo NV 89001, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hiko (approx. 4.5 miles away); Pahranagat Valley (approx. 12.5 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Nevada State Historic Preservation Office. (Submitted on December 2, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
2. New Amended Text for Marker. The Nevada State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) recently updated the text of the roughly 260 state historical markers in Nevada. The Nevada SHPO placed the amended text of each individual marker on its website and will change the actual markers in the field as funding allows. Minor changes have been made to the marker for grammar and readability. The marker was amended to remove the references to the discovery of silver in Pahranagat Valley and to the expedition expecting to find a more practicable route. The link will take you to the Nevada SHPO page for the marker with the amended text. (Submitted on November 12, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.) 
 
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Crystal Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 15, 2007
3. Crystal Springs Marker
Crystal Springs image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 15, 2007
4. Crystal Springs
Crystal Springs image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, October 1, 2007
5. Crystal Springs
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By Karen Key, October 1, 2007
6. Crystal Springs
Crystal Springs image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, October 1, 2007
7. Crystal Springs
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,272 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia.   5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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