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Dyer in Esmeralda County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Fish Lake Valley

 
 
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By Paulette Nelson, June 13, 2019
1. Fish Lake Valley Marker
Inscription.  This valley was settled when the Palmetto Mining District was discovered in 1866. In the 1870's the Griffing & Wyman's, as well as the Pacific Borax Works, were extracting borax at Fish Lake.

The Carson and Columbus Stage Line ran northward to Aurora and Carson City, making connections with Log Springs in the Sylvania District and Lida. Several local ranches supplied food to the freight industry and mining communities.

A post office was opened in Fish Lake Valley in 1881.

This marker commemorated the life and times of W. O. Harrell, known as "Harrell, the Irrepressible," citizen extraordinaire of Fish Valley in the 1870's.

 
Erected by Dorcas Women's Club. (Marker Number 133.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 37° 41.637′ N, 118° 5.417′ W. Marker is in Dyer, Nevada, in Esmeralda County. Marker is on Blue Bird Road (Nevada Route 264), on the left when traveling
Fish Lake Valley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paulette Nelson, June 13, 2019
2. Fish Lake Valley Marker
north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dyer NV 89010, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
More about this marker. The marker is in excellent shape at this time. NO.133 is included in the Nevada State Historic Preservation list of markers at: http://shpo.nv.gov/nevadas-historical-markers/historical-markers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 15, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 14, 2019, by Paulette Nelson of N Las Vegas, Nevada. This page has been viewed 107 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 14, 2019, by Paulette Nelson of N Las Vegas, Nevada. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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