“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Pioche in Lincoln County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)


Jackrabbit Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 4, 2013
1. Jackrabbit Marker
Inscription.  Local legend attributes the discovery to the locator picking up a rock to throw at a jackrabbit and finding himself holding high grade silver. The Jack Rabbit District, named for the mine, was located in 1876 by Isaac Newton Garrison. Early mine production of the camp, at one time named Royal City, was about ten tons per day, carrying native silver in flakes, yielding about $40 per ton -- sometimes as high as $2000 per ton. Total production of the District is estimated at about $2,000,000 to $6,000,000. Mineral production declined during the 1880's, but when a fifteen-mile narrow gauge railroad was opened in 1891 between the Jackrabbit mine and Pioche, mining soon increased. After 1893 the mines fell silent except for several short periods of activity in 1906-07 and 1912-14.
Erected by Nevada State Park System, Nevada Historical Society. (Marker Number 204.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationIndustry & CommerceNatural Resources. A significant historical year for this entry is 1876.
Location. 38° 5.734′ N, 114° 
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34.937′ W. Marker is near Pioche, Nevada, in Lincoln County. Marker is on U.S. 93 at milepost 132, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pioche NV 89043, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Lincoln County Courthouse (approx. 13.4 miles away); Mountain View Hotel (approx. 13.4 miles away); Boot Hill Cemetery (approx. 13.4 miles away); Pioche's Boot Hill (approx. 13.4 miles away); Masonic Hall (approx. 13˝ miles away); Commercial Club (approx. 13˝ miles away); Old Fire Hall (approx. 13˝ miles away); Oddfellows and Rebekahs (approx. 13˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pioche.
Also see . . .  New Amended Text for Marker. The Nevada State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) recently updated the text of the roughly 260 state historical markers in Nevada. The Nevada SHPO placed the amended text of each individual marker on its website and will change the actual markers in the field as funding allows. Minor changes have been made to the marker for grammar and readability. The marker has been amended to remove the reference to the monetary production of the district. The link will take you to the Nevada SHPO page for the marker with the amended text. (Submitted on November 12, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.) 
Jackrabbit Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 4, 2013
2. Jackrabbit Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 19, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 430 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 19, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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