Near Silver Peak in Esmeralda County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Developed By Accident
The Pittsburgh-Silver Peak Gold Mining Company built the 17 1/2 mile Silver Peak Railroad running north in 1906 and the big mill (Nevada's largest in its day) in 1907.
The remnants of the stone buildings and mill foundations are the only remains of a once thriving, but short-lived mining town.
By 1920, Blair was all but deserted.
Erected by Nevada State Park System. Harold C. Hendersen. (Marker Number 174.)
Location. 37° 47.265′ N, 117° 38.193′ W. Marker is near Silver Peak, Nevada, in Esmeralda County. Marker is on Highway NV265, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located in a turn out. Marker is in this post office area: Silverpeak NV 89047, United States of America.
Also see . . .
1. Blair - Nevada Ghost Town. A short history including several photos. (Submitted on October 11, 2015.)
2. Nevada's Silver Peak Railroad - A Rarely Seen Shortline (Submitted on October 11, 2015.)
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers •
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 140 times since then and 5 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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