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Searchlight in Clark County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Searchlight

 
 
Searchlight Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2011
1. Searchlight Marker
Inscription. Gold was discovered near here in 1897. In July 1898, the Searchlight Mining District was organized and in October the post office opened. The boom peaked in 1907 and quickly faded along with the town. But the town never died, instead becoming the home of such luminaries as Edith Head, John Macready, Rex Bell, Clara Bow, and William Nellis. We dedicate this plaque to Searchlight's pioneer redshirted miners.
Satisfactory!

 
Erected 1998 by Queho Posse, JCB SST, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 35° 28.055′ N, 114° 54.427′ W. Marker is in Searchlight, Nevada, in Clark County. Marker is at the intersection of Cottonwood Cove Road and Michael Wendell Way, on the left when traveling east on Cottonwood Cove Road. Touch for map. Marker is in front of the Community Center on the northeast corner. Marker is in this post office area: Searchlight NV 89046, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Zulu Echo Six (within shouting distance of this marker); Willie Martello and the El Rey Resort (approx.
Searchlight Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2011
2. Searchlight Marker
mile away); George Frederick Colton and the Duplex Mine (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Searchlight (was approx. 0.9 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Cal-Nev-Ari (approx. 11.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Searchlight, Nevada. Searchlight has a most interesting and intriguing history that includes many famous names: Clara Bow, Rex Bell, Edith Head, Louis Meyer, LT William Nellis, U.S. Senator Harry Reid, John Macready, James Cashman, and an endless list of colorful and fascinating characters that are fodder for the legends of the old west. (Submitted on September 6, 2011.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Searchlight Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2011
3. Searchlight Marker
Plaque at Base of Searchlight Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2011
4. Plaque at Base of Searchlight Marker
Time Capsule
To be opened 2048
Placed by the
Searchlight
Museum Guild
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 1, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 449 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 1, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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