“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Goldfield in Esmeralda County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)

The Gables

The Gables Marker image. Click for full size.
By Trev Meed, October 5, 2009
1. The Gables Marker
Home of Blanche Sprague
Organizing Regent of Nevada
February 12, 1910

Erected 2010 by Nevada State Society/ National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 37° 42.407′ N, 117° 13.867′ W. Marker is in Goldfield, Nevada, in Esmeralda County. Marker is at the intersection of Sundog Avenue and Crook Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Sundog Avenue. Click for map. When traveling north on Highway 95, right where the highway bends sharply left (west) in Goldfield, the intersection of Sundog and Crook is located right there. Marker is in this post office area: Goldfield NV 89013, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Goldfield (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gans Vs. Nelson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Southern Nevada Consolidated Telephone-Telegraph Company Building (approx. mile away); The Santa Fe Saloon (approx. half a mile away).
Additional comments.
The Gables. image. Click for full size.
By Trev Meed, October 5, 2009
2. The Gables.
The marker can be seen at the far right side of the building.

1. The Gables
Charles S. Sprague House (“The Gables”) built in 1907.

Sprague came to Goldfield in December, 1905, with an established reputation as a prominent newspaperman and politician from Colorado. In January, 1906, he purchased the Goldfield News and developed the newspaper into one of the most successful businesses in the district. “The Gables” was where Mrs. Blanche Sprague founded the Nevada Branch of the Daughters of the American Revolution in 1910. Mrs. Sprague, a member of the Mayflower Society, was a decsendent of both John Alden and Miles Standish, and was a leader in both the social and charitable activities of Goldfield.
Source: Goldfield Historic Walking Tour Booklet
The Goldfield Historical Society
P.O. Box 393
Goldfield, Nevada 89013
Printed August 2013 4th Edition
    — Submitted October 25, 2015.

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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada. This page has been viewed 178 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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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