Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Jean in Clark County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Old Elko Fire Bell

 
 
Old Elko Fire Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, December 28, 2010
1. Old Elko Fire Bell Marker
Inscription. According to the early history of Elko, Nevada, this curfew and fire bell played a vital role for local citizenry. It often rang to signal disastrous fires, deaths of celebrities, and celebrations.

Harbinger of both good tidings and bad, the bell was cast by W. T. Garrett and Company of San Francisco in February, 1890. It is unique in that six hundred silver dollars were cast with the brass and bronze to give the bell a more beautiful tone. The six hundred dollars were collected by Elko citizens from local saloons, brothels, and gambling houses.
 
Location. 35° 46.65′ N, 115° 19.748′ W. Marker is in Jean, Nevada, in Clark County. Click for map. Marker is just to the left of the southwest entrance to the Gold Strike Hotel and Casino. Marker is in this post office area: Jean NV 89019, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jean, Nevada (approx. mile away); The Last Spike (approx. 4 miles away but has been reported missing); a different marker also named The Last Spike (approx. 5.4 miles away); The Pioneer Saloon (approx. 6.9 miles away); Goodsprings Mining District 1856 - 1957 (approx. 7 miles away); Good's Spring (approx. 7 miles away).
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Old Elko Fire Bell and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, December 28, 2010
2. Old Elko Fire Bell and Marker
Old Elko Fire Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, December 28, 2010
3. Old Elko Fire Bell Marker
Old Elko Fire Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, December 28, 2010
4. Old Elko Fire Bell Marker
Old Elko Fire Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, December 28, 2010
5. Old Elko Fire Bell Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 594 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. 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.
Paid Advertisement