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Near Tonopah in Nye County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Millers

 
 
Millers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, September 30, 2007
1. Millers Marker
Inscription. As a result of the mining excitement at Tonopah in 1901 and subsequent construction of the Tonopah and Goldfield Railroad, Millers was founded in 1904 as a station and watering stop on that line. The name honors Charles R. Miller, a director of the railroad and former Governor of Delaware. He was also Vice President of the Tonopah Mining Company and was instrumental in having their 100-stamp cyanide mill build here in 1906. In 1907 the town boomed with the construction of the T & G R.R.'s repair shops and another large mill. The population grew to 274 in 1910. The town then boasting a business district and post office. By 1911, the railroad shops and a mill had been moved away, and Millers began to decline. It was abandoned in 1947 when the railroad went out of business.

State Historical Marker No. 101
Nevada State Park System
American Legion, Nevada Dept.

 
Erected by Nevada State Park System and American Legion, Nevada Dept. (Marker Number 101.)
 
Location. 38° 8.435′ N, 117° 27.267′ W. Marker is near Tonopah, Nevada, in Nye County. Marker can be reached from Highway 6. Touch for map. Marker is located in the Millers safety rest area. Marker is in this post office area:
Millers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, September 30, 2007
2. Millers Marker
Tonopah NV 89049, United States of America.
 
Also see . . .
1. Hagley Museum and Library - The Tonopah Mining Company of Nevada Records. (Submitted on November 12, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
2. Stamp Mills. (Submitted on November 12, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
3. Wikipedia - Charles R. Miller. (Submitted on November 12, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
4. 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 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.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 12, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,154 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 12, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.
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