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Near Nelson in Clark County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Techatticup Mine

 
 
Techatticup Mine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 16, 2010
1. Techatticup Mine Marker
Inscription. The Techatticup Mine, located in 1861, was the most important mine in El Dorado Canyon. It produced millions of dollars in gold ore, and was originally served by steamboats on the Colorado River. The mine's name is taken from two Paiute words meaning "hungry" or "bread".

Two of Nevada's most famous renegade Indians lived in the canyon; Ahvote, who killed five victims, and Queho, who killed over twenty people. Near this spot, Queho killed his last victim, Maude Douglas, in 1919, and successfully eluded Sheriff's posses.
 
Erected 2000 by Queho Posse Chpt. #191 E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 35° 42.583′ N, 114° 48.205′ W. Marker is near Nelson, Nevada, in Clark County. Marker is on Nevada Route 165 12.9 miles east of U.S. 95, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Searchlight NV 89046, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. El Dorado Canyon (here, next to this marker); Queho's Cave (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named El Dorado Canyon
Techatticup Mine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 16, 2010
2. Techatticup Mine Marker
This marker is located on the left.
(approx. 1.3 miles away); Deadly Flash Flood (approx. 5.2 miles away); Eldorado Canyon (approx. 11.1 miles away); a different marker also named Eldorado Canyon (approx. 11.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Techatticup Mine. The Techatticup Mine was once the richest gold producer in Southern Nevada. After World War II, the mine was abandoned and left to the harsh desert elements for more than 50 years. (Submitted on April 1, 2010.) 

2. Searchlight, Nelson, Eldorado Canyon, and the Techatticup Mine. (Submitted on April 1, 2010.)
3. Queho - Renegade Indian Outlaw. The mystery and legend of renegade Indian, Queho (pronounced Key-Ho), continues to be debated today as to whether he was a scoundrel or a scapegoat. Was the Southern Nevada Indian a true outlaw killer or was he merely blamed by law officers for an abundance of unsolved crimes. (Submitted on April 1, 2010.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansNatural ResourcesNotable Places
 
Historic Eldorado Canyon image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 16, 2010
3. Historic Eldorado Canyon
Techatticup Mine marker is on right in photo.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,582 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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