Near Caliente in Lincoln County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Delamar, “The Widow Maker”
1893 – 1909
Gold was discovered here in 1889. This isolated, treeless metropolis of over 1,500 residents had a newspaper, hospital, school, churches, saloons, and a stockbroker. Entertainment included brass bands, dance orchestras, and stage attractions at the opera house.
Water came from Meadows Valley Wash 12 miles away. All other materials were hauled through the mountains by mule team 150 miles from a railroad head at Milford, Utah. For 16 years, most of the bullion was hauled out in the same manner.
The dry milling processes used prior to the introduction of wet methods created a fine silicon, or “death” dust, which caused the deaths of many residents and gave the town its nickname.
Delamar produced $15,000,000 in gold and was Nevada’s leading producer at the turn of the twentieth century.
Erected by State Historic Preservation Office. (Marker Number 90.)
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 37° 36.753′ N, 114° 43.424′ W. Marker was near Caliente, Nevada, in Lincoln County. Marker could be reached from the intersection of U.S. 93 at milepost 8.5 and the dirt road to Delamar, on Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Caliente NV 89008, United States of America.
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