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

Sandy Valley

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Photographed By Queho Posse Chapter 1919 E Clampus Vitus, October 14, 2012
1. Sandy Valley Marker
Inscription.  Originally known as Mesquite Valley, this area was first crossed in the 1850s by the Kingston Cutoff by the Old Spanish Trail. The first settlers did not arrive until 1876, when Miguel Navares began mining salt for the nearby Ivanpah mines. The first town was founded here at the site of the Keystone Mine Mill. Named Sandy, the name was eventually used for the Nevada side of the valley. Begun 1894, Sandy was abandoned about 1910. Later communities, including Boss, Kingston, Lincoln City, Mandolin, Platina, and Ripley, were promoted, though most only lasted a few months. Known for its amazing variety of mineral resources, area mines have produced, gold, silver, platinum, palladium, zinc, copper, lead, gravel and salt. Today a ranching and residential area, the valley holds two names, depending on the state you are in.

Dedicated this 14th day of October, 2012 By the Queho Posse Chapter # 1919 E Clampus Vitus In Conjunction with the Joe Beatty Family
Erected 2012 by Queho Posse Chapter # 1919 E Clampus Vitus In Conjunction with the Joe Beatty Family.
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is listed in these topic lists: EnvironmentSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus, and the Old Spanish National Trail series lists.
Location. 35° 48.242′ N, 115° 36.333′ W. Marker is in Sandy Valley, Nevada, in Clark County. Marker is on Kingston Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1-205 Kingston Rd, Sandy Valley NV 89019, Jean NV 89019, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Good's Spring (approx. 9.7 miles away); Goodsprings Mining District 1856 - 1957 (approx. 9.8 miles away); The Pioneer Saloon (approx. 9.9 miles away); Potosi (approx. 15.2 miles away); Old Spanish Trail (approx. 16.1 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2017, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. This page has been viewed 652 times since then and 43 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on August 17, 2017. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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