“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Amargosa Valley in Nye County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)

Amargosa Valley's Clay Industry

Amargosa Valley's Clay Industry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Queho Posse Chapter 1919 E Clampus Vitus, October 19, 2008
1. Amargosa Valley's Clay Industry Marker
Inscription. Near here is the site of the Bradford siding on the Death Valley Railroad spur of the Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad. This siding was used by the extensive clay quarries active in the Amargosa Valley from the 1920's until 1940. The first clay claim was staked by 'Dad' Fairbanks in 1916. In 1917 mining engineer S. Frank Brock located six square miles of clay claims. By the late 1920's 30,000 pounds of clay was shipped every year for filtering oil from booming Southern California oilfields. With the closure of the T & T the quarries closed in 1940, not to reopen until the 1970's.

Dedicated this 19th day of October, 2008. Queho Posse Chapter 1919 of the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus in cooperation with Jim Marsh
Erected 2008 by Queho Posse Chapter 1919 of the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus In Cooperation with Jim Marsh.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 36° 24.788′ N, 116° 25.409′ W. Marker is in Amargosa Valley, Nevada, in Nye County. Marker is on Nevada 373 (State Road 373). Touch for map. Located outside the Longstreet Casino in Amargosa Valley. On the right side of the main entrance. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4400 NV-373 Amargosa Valley, NV 89020, Amargosa Valley NV 89020, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jack Longstreet (a few steps from this marker); Jack's Stone Cabin (approx. 6.6 miles away); Amargosa Opera House (approx. 7.7 miles away in California); Death Valley Junction (approx. 7.7 miles away in California).
Categories. EnvironmentIndustry & Commerce

Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2017, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. This page has been viewed 68 times since then and 15 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on August 15, 2017. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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