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Elko in Elko County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Missouri Flats

1865 - 1872

 
 
Missouri Flats Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 19, 2017
1. Missouri Flats Marker
Inscription.  During the 1800's this site was used as a bivouack-camp area for the "Sagebrush Clippers." These wagons served the mining districts of the area almost exclusively. The name of this colorful area was derived from the Missouri Mule, a cousin of the ECV mascot.
 
Erected 1985 by E Clampus Vitus, Lucinda J. Saunders Chapter No. 1881.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
 
Location. 40° 50.008′ N, 115° 45.602′ W. Marker is in Elko, Nevada, in Elko County. Marker is at the intersection of Commercial Street and 7th Street on Commercial Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 700 Commercial Street, Elko NV 89801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Railroad (a few steps from this marker); Entertainment (within shouting distance of this marker); Education (within shouting distance of this marker); Growth and Industry
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Early Inhabitants (within shouting distance of this marker); Pioneer Saloon and Hotel (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Elko County High School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Elko Independent (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elko.
 
More about this marker. The marker is in Elko Railroad Park
 
Also see . . .  Missouri Flats -- Hickson's Histories. Twenty to thirty rail cars of machinery and supplies arrived daily in Elko. That's upwards to 300 tons for unloading and shipment to mining camps. Operating all year, good weather or lousy conditions, freighters pulled loads 200 miles north to Silver City, Idaho Territory; 120 south to Hamilton, Nevada; to Eureka and White Pine; and to all places in between. (Submitted on July 8, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
Missouri Flats Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 19, 2017
2. Missouri Flats Marker
Missouri Flats image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Northeast Nevada Museum, circa 1880
3. Missouri Flats
Missouri Flats Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Theresa Hilton Small, November 14, 2019
4. Missouri Flats Marker
The stonework has been repaired at the corner.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 14, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 8, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 384 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 8, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.   4. submitted on November 14, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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