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

Manhattan - “The Pine Tree Camp”

 
 
Manhattan - "The Pine Tree Camp" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Trev Meed, circa August 28, 2009
1. Manhattan - "The Pine Tree Camp" Marker
Inscription. The Manhattan Mining Camp northeast of here, was first organized in 1867. The place name persisted in local use, and was adopted in 1905 when John Humphrey found gold at the foot of April Fool Hill near the old stage route. A typical boom followed. A post office was started late in 1905 and the camp soon had telegraph, telephone, utilities and businesses. Transport was to Tonopah and the railroad at Sodaville.

The 1906 earthquake halted mining investment. As a result, most of the productive work here was done by lessees. The gold strikes were in ore and placer, and by 1909, there were 13 mines and 16 placers. Some of the operations were the Big Four, Litigation Hill Merger, Stray Dog, September Fraction, and White Caps. Hydraulic placering started in 1909. In 1938, dredging began, continuing for years. Over $10,000,000 was produced.
"Manhattan was always a good camp."
 
Erected by Central Nevada Development Association. State Historic Preservation Office. Department of Cultural Affairs. (Marker Number 97.)
 
Location. 38° 34.343′ N, 117° 10.86′ W. Marker is near Manhattan, Nevada, in Nye County. Marker is at the intersection of Highway 376 and Highway 377, on the left when traveling
Welcome To Manhattan Nevada image. Click for full size.
By Trev Meed, August 28, 2009
2. Welcome To Manhattan Nevada
north on Highway 376. Click for map. The town of Manhattan still has a few residents, and is located a few miles east of the marker on Highway 377. Marker is in this post office area: Manhattan NV 89022, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John C. Humphrey (approx. 5.1 miles away); Round Mountain (approx. 11.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Manhattan - Nevada Ghost Town. A detailed history if the area including many photos. (Submitted on October 11, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Mining Relic image. Click for full size.
By Trev Meed, March 23, 2011
3. Mining Relic
Manhattan Residence image. Click for full size.
By Trev Meed, August 28, 2009
4. Manhattan Residence
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada. This page has been viewed 127 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada.   2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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