Near Fallon in Churchill County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
1905 - 1917
—1-1/2 Miles South —
George Wingfield and George Nixon, prominent Nevada mining promoters at the time, bought some of the first claims in Fairview to give impetus to a boom.
Erected by Nevada State Park System and Daughters of the American Colonists, Reno Chapter. (Marker Number 202.)
Location. 39° 16.993′ N, 118° 12.896′ W. Marker is near Fallon, Nevada, in Churchill County. Marker is on U.S. 50 5 miles east of Nevada Route 839, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fallon NV 89406, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wonder (was approx. Fairview Peak Earthquake Faults (approx. 4½ miles away); Measuring Earthquakes (approx. 6.2 miles away); Sand Mountain Pony Express Station (approx. 9.2 miles away); Middlegate Station (approx. 10.1 miles away); Sand Mountain (was approx. 10.6 miles away but has been reported missing. ).
More about this marker. Marker is a Bicentennial Marker 1776-1976, "Endorsed by the Nevada American Revolution Bicentennial Commission."
Also see . . . 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 the markers on its website for each individual marker 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 October 24, 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 July 30, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 342 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 30, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. 3. submitted on October 23, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. 4. submitted on July 30, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.