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Silver City in Lyon County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Ill-Fated Brothers - Hosea and Ethan Grosh

Nevada Centennial Marker No.19

 

— 1864 – 1964 —

 
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By Syd Whittle, August 24, 2009
1. Ill-Fated Brothers Marker
Inscription.  Two well-educated brothers, Hosea and Ethan Grosh, discovered silver here in 1856 but both died in 1857 before their ore was assayed. Had they lived they might have gone on to locate the Comstock Lode. Their cabin was ¼ - mile to the South.
 
Erected 1964 by E Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number 19.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1856.
 
Location. 39° 15.84′ N, 119° 38.46′ W. Marker is in Silver City, Nevada, in Lyon County. Marker is on Main Street (Nevada Route 342) near Roses Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 71 Main Street, Silver City NV 89428, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Silver City Schoolhouse (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Devil’s Gate (approx. 0.2 miles away); Johntown (approx. half a mile away); Gold Hill Hotel (approx. 2.1
Ill-Fated Brothers Marker and Surrounding Terrain image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 24, 2009
2. Ill-Fated Brothers Marker and Surrounding Terrain
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miles away); Gold Hill Brewery (approx. 2.1 miles away); I.O.O.F. Monument (approx. 2.1 miles away); Silver Star Lodge # 5 (approx. 2.2 miles away); Fort Homestead, Gold Hill, Nevada (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Silver City.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 26, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,043 times since then and 18 times this year. Last updated on May 28, 2021, by Matthew J Ebert of Gerlach, NV. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 26, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.

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