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Jean in Clark County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Jean, Nevada

 
 
Jean, Nevada Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, December 28, 2010
1. Jean, Nevada Marker
Inscription.  Founded in 1904 as Goodsprings Junction, a station on the San Pedro, Los Angeles, and Salt Lake Railroad, Jean received its current name in 1905 when the post office was opened. It was named in honor of Jean Fayle, the wife of George Fayle who had built a mercantile business and had the post office in his store.

The town enjoyed some growth with the building of the Yellow Pine Mining Company Railroad from Goodsprings to connect with the railroad here in 1911. By the time the Yellow Pine railroad was torn up in 1930, Jean was a stop for travelers on Highway 91 (today's I-15).

Peter A. "Pop" Simon created a new motel-store-gas station-casino complex here called Pop's Oasis in 1947. It was a favorite stop for many and lasted until 1988. In 1987, the Gold Strike Hotel and Gambling Hall opened, and continues to serve the traveling public.
 
Erected 2010 by the Queho Posse Chapter 1919 of E Clampus Vitus in conjunction with the Gold Strike Hotel and Gambling Hall.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers
Jean, Nevada Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, December 28, 2010
2. Jean, Nevada Marker
. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus, and the Postal Mail and Philately series lists.
 
Location. 35° 46.744′ N, 115° 19.505′ W. Marker is in Jean, Nevada, in Clark County. Marker is on Las Vegas Boulevard (Nevada Route 161) 0.1 miles east of Interstate 15, on the right when traveling east. Marker is at the entrance to the parking lot for the Goldstrike Hotel and Gambling Hall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Main Street, Jean NV 89019, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Yellow Pine Mining Company Railroad (a few steps from this marker); The Arrowhead Trail Highway (a few steps from this marker); Old Elko Fire Bell (approx. ¼ mile away); The Last Spike (approx. 3.7 miles away); a different marker also named The Last Spike (approx. 5.2 miles away); The Pioneer Saloon (approx. 7 miles away); Goodsprings Mining District 1856 - 1957 (approx. 7.1 miles away); Good's Spring (approx. 7.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jean.
 
Entrance to the Gold Strike Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, December 28, 2010
3. Entrance to the Gold Strike Hotel
Marker is at the far left in photo.
Jean, Nevada Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Hawkins, April 5, 2013
4. Jean, Nevada Marker
Rear of the Marker Base Showing E Clampus Vitus Initials image. Click for full size.
By Richard Hawkins, April 5, 2013
5. Rear of the Marker Base Showing E Clampus Vitus Initials
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 5, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 4, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,162 times since then and 56 times this year. Last updated on February 5, 2019, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 4, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   4, 5. submitted on April 9, 2013, by Richard Hawkins of Phelan, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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