Near Fallon in Churchill County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Historic Mining Camp
—1906 - 1919 —
Located 13 miles to the north is the camp of Wonder, a major mining center in the early years of the twentieth century. Thomas J. Stroud and several others made the first locations in March 1906, and in June of that year the Wonder Mining District was organized.
Wonder’s boom was brief, but spectacular. Stores and saloons were in operation by mid-summer, 1906, and a school was begun in 1907. Bench Creek provided water for the camp and an ice plant and a swimming pool made life somewhat more bearable. During a brief span of years, the Nevada Wonder Mining Company produced some $6,000,000 in silver, gold, copper, and zinc.
Wonder’s most prominent native daughter is Eva Adams, Administrative Assistant to Senator Patrick A. McCarran for many years and Director of the U.S. Mint during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations.
Erected by State Historic Preservation Office; Daughters of the American Colonists, Reno Chapter. (Marker Number 201.)
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 39° 17.225′ N, 118° 9.727′ W. Marker was near Fallon, Nevada, in Churchill County. Marker was on U.S. 50 at milepost 61.5 Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Fallon NV 89406, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 8 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Fairview Peak Earthquake Faults (approx. 1.8 miles away); Fairview (approx. 2.8 miles away); Measuring Earthquakes (approx. 5.3 miles away); Middlegate Station (approx. 7.2 miles away).
Also see . . . The 'Wonder' Historical Marker. A photo of the marker prior to going missing. (Submitted on October 27, 2013.)
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 23, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 397 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 23, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.