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Near Ely in White Pine County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Taylor

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, September 1, 2005
1. Taylor Marker
Inscription. Silver and gold were discovered in 1873, in what was to become Taylor, a typical mining community supported chiefly by the Argus and Monitor Mines. In 7 years, the town boasted a population of 1500 people, 7 saloons, 3 general stores, an opera house, a Wells Fargo office, and professional services. By 1886, Taylor was the center of county activity, a social highlight being the annual 4th of July Celebration.

Mining continued intermittently until 1919, then a 100-ton cyanide plant at the Argus Mine gave new impetus, but production declined when the price of silver plummeted. World War II renewed mining activity temporarily. More then $1 million in silver, gold, copper and lead had been produced.
 
Erected by Nevada State Park System White Pine Public Museum, Incorporated. (Marker Number 99.)
 
Location. 39° 5.334′ N, 114° 45.165′ W. Marker is near Ely, Nevada, in White Pine County. Marker is on U.S. 6/50/93 near White Pine County Road 19, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is about 12 miles south of Ely. Marker is in this post office area: Ely NV 89301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ward Mining District
Taylor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 1, 2005
2. Taylor Marker
(a few steps from this marker); The Ward Cemetery (approx. 5.2 miles away); Ward Charcoal Ovens (approx. 6.2 miles away); a different marker also named Ward Charcoal Ovens (approx. 6.2 miles away); Nevada Northern Railway (approx. 13.2 miles away); Ely - Forging the Link (approx. 13.3 miles away); Jedediah Strong Smith (approx. 14.7 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Marker shares the same location as Ward Mining District marker. One on each side of the pullout.
 
Also see . . .
1. Ghost Towns - Taylor, Nevada. A short article on the history of Taylor. (Submitted on February 9, 2010.) 

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 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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By Bill Kirchner, October 4, 2013
3. Taylor Marker
 
 
Additional keywords. Mining
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
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By Bill Kirchner, October 4, 2013
4. Taylor, Nevada
Taylor is 4 miles east of US 6 on Forest Road 575. Only a couple of buildings remain.
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By Bill Kirchner, October 4, 2013
5. Taylor, Nevada
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By Bill Kirchner, October 4, 2013
6. Taylor, Nevada
Most of the old ghost town has been obscured by a working silver mine.
 
 
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