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Amargosa Valley in Nye County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Jack Longstreet

 
 
Jack Longstreet Marker image. Click for full size.
By Queho Posse Chapter 1919 E Clampus Vitus, October 18, 2008
1. Jack Longstreet Marker
Inscription. Jack Longstreet's life before 1880 is unknown. In 1880 Longstreet staked mining claims in Northern Arizona, claimed a Native American Wife, and two years later opened a saloon and drug store in Moapa, Nevada. By 1888, Longstreet was in Oasis Valley, near Beatty, and in 1890 he opened a saloon in the short-lived boom town of Sylvania. there he helped kidnap and force the Sylvania Mine foreman to pay his Paiute workers with checks drawn on the local bank rather than with near-worthless scrip. after this he moved on, always cutting a formidable figure as a known gunman.

Jack Longstreet was rancher, prospector and saloon keeper who backed away from no fight and cowed even seasoned lawmen. He was a friend of the local Native American tribes and even spoke the language of the Southern Paiutes. He had several native wives, the last being Fannie Black. He was an integral part of Southern Nevada until his death in 1928.

This plaque dedicated February 17, 2007 by the Queho Posse and Billy Holcomb Chapters of the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus in cooperation with the Nevada Boom Town History Conference and Jim Marsh.
 
Erected 2007 by Queho Posse and Billy Holcomb Chapters of the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus In Cooperation with the Nevada Boom Town History Conference

Jack Longstreet Marker image. Click for full size.
October 18, 2008
2. Jack Longstreet Marker
and Jim Marsh.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 36° 24.783′ N, 116° 25.404′ W. Marker is in Amargosa Valley, Nevada, in Nye County. Marker can be reached from Nevada Route 373. Touch for map. Marker is located on the left side of the main entrance to the Longstreet Inn Casino & RV Resort. 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. Amargosa Valley's Clay Industry (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. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 16, 2017, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. This page has been viewed 93 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 16, 2017. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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