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Beatty in Nye County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Beatty

Center of the Gold Railroads

 

“Chicago of the West”

 
Beatty Center of the Gold Railroads Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2010
1. Beatty Center of the Gold Railroads Marker
Inscription. Beatty was the center of three short-lived, so-called "gold" railroads that were spawned by the strikes of the early 1900's in Tonopah, Goldfield and Rhyolite.

During 1906-'07 three railroads were built in this area. The Las Vegas and Tonopah built from Las Vegas through Beatty and Rhyolite to Goldfield. The Bullfrog Goldfield built south from Goldfield to Beatty and Rhyolite. The Tonopah and Tidewater built north from Ludlow, California to Gold Center and used the BG tracks from Gold Center to Beatty and Rhyolite until 1914.

Rancher M.M. Beatty drove the last spike here on April 18, 1907, marking the completion of the first and only north-south railroad system in the state.

Rails were torn up at Beatty beginning on July 18, 1942.
 
Erected 2008 by Nevada State Park System, Beatty Lions Club for Frank Brockman. (Marker Number 173.)
 
Location. 36° 54.357′ N, 116° 45.341′ W. Marker is in Beatty, Nevada, in Nye County. Marker is on U.S. 95, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Located Between West Amargosa and Valley Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Beatty NV 89003, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers
Beatty Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 12, 2010
2. Beatty Marker
are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rhyolite's District of Shadows (approx. 4.2 miles away); Old Boundary (approx. 6.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  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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Beatty image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 12, 2010
3. Beatty
Map: "From The Railroads of Nevada, Vol. I, by David F. Myrick, Courtesy of Howell-North Books."
Beatty mural of the train days image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 12, 2010
4. Beatty mural of the train days
Bullfrog- Rhyolite Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Trev Meed, circa 2015
5. Bullfrog- Rhyolite Cemetery
This dedication plaque is placed at the nearby Bullfron-Rhyolite Cemetery.
Bullfrog- Rhyolite Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Trev Meed, circa 2015
6. Bullfrog- Rhyolite Cemetery Marker
Bullfrog- Rhyolite Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Trev Meed, circa 2015
7. Bullfrog- Rhyolite Cemetery Marker
The cemetery looking north. The last building in Bullfrog on Pioneer Road (referenced above), can be seen in the background of this photograph.
Unknown Gravesite. image. Click for full size.
By Trev Meed, circa 2015
8. Unknown Gravesite.
Gravesite of James Clayton. 1866-1905. image. Click for full size.
By Trev Meed, circa 2015
9. Gravesite of James Clayton. 1866-1905.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 561 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   5. submitted on , by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada.   6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on , by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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