Tonopah in Nye County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Jim and Belle Butler
Erected 2007 by Tonopah Citizens.
Location. 38° 4.179′ N, 117° 13.883′ W. Marker is in Tonopah, Nevada, in Nye County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street, AKA Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 95) and Oddie Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Main Street, AKA Veterans Memorial Highway. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 212 North Main Street, Tonopah NV 89049, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Leasers (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stopes (about 500 feet away); Mizpah Mine Powder Magazine (about 500 feet away); Verdi Lumber Company Coal Bin (about 500 feet away); Teamsters Undiscovered Silver Vein (about 500 feet away); Framing Building (about 500 feet away); Mizpah Hotel (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Tonopah.
More about this marker. The marker is comprised of rocks, flagstone, and two artfully welded metal sculptures depicting the founders of Tonopah, Jim and Belle Butler. The Butlers each staked their own claims in the hills above Tonopah and were equal partners well before it was common for women to be active in large operations such as this one.
Regarding Jim and Belle Butler. Jim and Belle Butler staked the mines that led to the creation of the town of Tonopah. They made some of the richest silver strikes in Nevada history.
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