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Near Tonopah in Nye County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Tybo

Silver-Lead-Zinc Camp

 
 
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By Trev Meed, August 10, 2015
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Inscription. Eight miles northwest of this point lies what was formerly one of the leading lead-producing districts in the nation. Producing erratically from ore discovery in 1866 to the present (the last mill closed in 1937), Tybo has managed to achieve an overall creditable record.

Tybo, in its infancy, was known as a peaceful camp, but later refuted that claim when there occurred racial strife between the Irish, Cornish and Central Europeans; Later these groups banded together to drive from the town a company of Chinese woodcutters.

The town was not unique in having three residential sections each with its ethnic group. However, all children went to the same brick school.
 
Erected by Nevada State Park System. Tonopah Chamber of Commerce & Mines, Inc. (Marker Number 172.)
 
Location. 38° 18.595′ N, 116° 16.565′ W. Marker is near Tonopah, Nevada, in Nye County. Marker is on U.S. 6, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. U.S. 6 is actually running northeast, and the marker will be on the right side of the highway. Marker is in this post office area: Tonopah NV 89049, United States of America.
 
Also see . . .  Tybo - Nevada Ghost Town. Tybo's boom years were 1875-1877,
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By Trev Meed, February 22, 2011
2. Tybo Marker
with a population of about 1000. There were whiskey shops, a school, a literary society, a post office and a newspaper office.
(Submitted on October 10, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNatural ResourcesSettlements & Settlers
 
Tybo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Trev Meed, February 22, 2011
3. Tybo Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 8, 2015, by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada. This page has been viewed 143 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 8, 2015, by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada.   2, 3. submitted on October 10, 2015, by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
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