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

Gold Hill Millionaires

Gold Hill Millionaires Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Matthew J Ebert
1. Gold Hill Millionaires Marker
Inscription.  Near this site is the Imperial Co. gloryhole that produced the first Comstock millionaires. Adjoining claims held by Eilley (Orrum) Cowan and Sandy Bowers, whom she later married. Produced over $1,000,000 in gold and silver. The Bowers Mansion in Washoe Valley, now a county historical park is all that remains of their fortune. Sandy died in 1868; Eilley, later known as the "Washoe Seeress" in 1903. Julia C Bulette Chapter E Clampus Vitus October 31, 1970
Erected 1970 by Julia C Bulette Chapter, E Clampus Vitus.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWomen.
Location. 39° 17.639′ N, 119° 39.444′ W. Marker is in Silver City, Nevada, in Storey County. Marker can be reached from North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1455 N Main St, Silver City NV 89428, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gold Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Liberty Engine Co. No.1 (within shouting distance of this marker); Maynard Block
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(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Liberty Engine Company No. 1 (about 400 feet away); Assay Office and Justice Court (about 400 feet away); Silver Star Lodge # 5 (about 600 feet away); Fort Homestead, Gold Hill, Nevada (about 600 feet away); The Yellow Jacket Mine Fire (about 600 feet away).
More about this marker. Mounted on the depot building
Additional keywords. E Clampus Vitus, Eilley Cowan, Sandy Bowers
Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 12, 2021, by Matthew J Ebert of Gerlach, NV. This page has been viewed 125 times since then and 8 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 12, 2021, by Matthew J Ebert of Gerlach, NV. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Mar. 29, 2023