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Rachel in Lincoln County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)


Rachel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Queho Posse Chapter 1919 E Clampus Vitus
1. Rachel Marker
Inscription.  D.C. Day started his Nevada Farms in the Sand Springs Valley in the mid 1960s, after moving here from Lubbock, Texas. Day subdivided a portion of his farm in 1973, eventually creating the town of Rachel in 1978. The town was named for Rachel Jones, the first child born in the community. It provided housing for the Tempiute Tungsten Mine. This mine, originally located by Wesley Koyen in 1937, was operated by Union Carbide from 1974 until 1988. With the closing of the mine, many residents left, but the town has continued. Today it is best known for its location on Nevada's Extra-Terrestrial Highway, and it's proximity to the Nevada Test Site and Groom Lake.
Erected 2004 by Queho Posse, Chapter 1919 of the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical month for this entry is September 2004.
Location. 37° 38.63′ N, 115° 44.347′ W. Marker is in Rachel, Nevada, in Lincoln County. Marker is at the intersection
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of Extraterrestrial Highway (U.S. 375) and Grants Street, on the right when traveling east on Extraterrestrial Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alamo NV 89001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. The Groom Mining District (approx. 0.4 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on August 25, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2017, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. This page has been viewed 253 times since then and 33 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on August 14, 2017. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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Dec. 3, 2023