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Goldfield in Esmeralda County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

The Santa Fe Saloon

 
 
The Santa Fe Saloon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lester J Letson, July 17, 2009
1. The Santa Fe Saloon Marker
Inscription. Built in 1905 by Hubert Maxgut, the Santa Fe Saloon is the oldest continually operating business in Goldfield. Maxgut was killed in a gunfight in 1912, but subsequent owners kept the saloon open. It was located outside of the business district to be closer to the mines. Because of its location, it survived the flash flood of 1916, and the great fire of 1923 that destroyed most of Goldfield. In 1976, the saloon was purchased by Jim Marsh, who has preserved this piece of Nevada History.
 
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
The Sante Fe Saloon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lester J Letson, July 17, 2009
2. The Sante Fe Saloon Marker
To the left of the entrance to the Sante Fe Saloon.
miles away); 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
The Sante Fe Saloon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lester J Letson, July 17, 2009
3. The Sante Fe Saloon Marker
Front of the Sante Fe Saloon
is standing, along with the courthouse which was built in 1907 for a meager $140,000. And don't miss the Santa Fe Saloon built in 1905. The miners got more than a few drinks at this place by the look of the small beds out back!"
Source:
http://www.lvlg.com/lasvegas/attracts/ghstwns.htm

 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Additional keywords. mining
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Old Locomotive image. Click for full size.
By Lester J Letson, July 17, 2009
4. Old Locomotive
An old locomotive located in the area across from the Santa Fe Saloon where local residents are restoring the old railroad roundhouse and service barn with plans to eventually open a railroad museum in Goldfield.
Abandoned Mine Visible From the Santa Fe Saloon Front Porch image. Click for full size.
By Lester J Letson, July 17, 2009
5. Abandoned Mine Visible From the Santa Fe Saloon Front Porch
As can be seen, the marker is telling the truth when it states the saloon was located close to the mines, one is clearly visible from the front porch. There are several abandoned mines on the horizon around the Santa Fe.
Across the Street from the Sante Fe image. Click for full size.
By Lester J Letson, July 17, 2009
6. Across the Street from the Sante Fe
A well-preserved inhabited dwelling across from the Santa Fe Motel, permission was requested before the guy in the red shirt sat on their porch for this picture.
Railroad Passenger Car and Automobiles image. Click for full size.
By Lester J Letson, July 17, 2009
7. Railroad Passenger Car and Automobiles
An old railroad passenger car and old autos sitting across from the Santa Fe Saloon.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California. This page has been viewed 928 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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