Goldfield in Esmeralda County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
The Santa Fe Saloon
Erected 2005 by Queho Posse Chapter 1919, E Clampus Vitus.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 37° 42.8′ N, 117° 13.817′ W. Marker is in Goldfield, Nevada, in Esmeralda County. Marker is at the intersection of 5th Avenue and Pearl Street, on the left when traveling north on 5th Avenue. Click for map. The Saloon is on the outskirts of town across from some old railroad ruins that are being restored. Marker is at or near this postal address: 925 North 5th Avenue, Goldfield NV 89013, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Southern Nevada Consolidated Telephone-Telegraph Company Building (approx. 0.4 Goldfield (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gans Vs. Nelson (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Gables (approx. half a mile away).
More about this marker. The marker sits to the left of the Santa Fe Saloon entrance in between the Saloon and the Santa Fe Motel.
Regarding The Santa Fe Saloon. From Las Vegas Leisure Guide-Ghost Towns of Nevada
"Once this was Nevada's largest city after gold was discovered in 1902. It was known for its opulence and luxury, seldom seen in mining towns. Goldfield, also called the "Queen of Camps" had over 20,000 residents at its peak. Its mines produced $10,000 a day back in 1907 which made the five banks in town very happy. It even had several mining stock exchanges, three newspapers and five railroads. Goldfield became national recognized when they held a prize fight to bolster mining investments. The fight, recorded in the Guinness Book of Records went 42 rounds between Joe Gans and Battling Nelson. Nelson was disqualified for a "vicious foul" and Joe Gans won the Lightweight Championship of the World. A flood in 1913 and a fire in 1923 destroyed much of Goldfield's past but there is still much history to see today. The famous "Tex" Rickard house
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Additional keywords. mining
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