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.
Location. 35° 46.65′ N, 115° 19.748′ W. Marker is in Jean, Nevada, in Clark County. Touch for map. Marker is just to the left of the southwest entrance to the Gold Strike Hotel and Casino. Marker is in this post office area: Jean NV 89019, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jean, Nevada (approx. ¼ mile away); The Last Spike (approx. 4 miles away but has been reported missing); 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).
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 4, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 635 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 4, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.