Jean in Clark County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Old Elko Fire Bell
Harbinger of both good tidings and bad, the bell was cast by W. T. Garrett and Company of San Francisco in February, 1890. It is unique in that six hundred silver dollars were cast with the brass and bronze to give the bell a more beautiful tone. The six hundred dollars were collected by Elko citizens from local saloons, brothels, and gambling houses.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Historic Bells series list. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1890.
Location. 35° 46.65′ N, 115° 19.748′ W. Marker is in Jean, Nevada, in Clark County. Marker is just to the left of the southwest entrance to the Gold Strike Hotel and Casino. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jean NV 89019, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jean, Nevada (approx. ¼ mile away); The Arrowhead Trail Highway (approx. ¼ mile away); The Yellow Pine Mining Company Railroad (approx. ¼ mile away); The Last Spike (approx. 4 miles away); a different marker also named The Last Spike (approx. 5.4 miles away); The Pioneer Saloon (approx. 6.9 miles away); Goodsprings Mining District 1856 - 1957 (approx. 7 miles away); Good's Spring (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jean.
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