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Near Mina in Mineral County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Rhodes Marsh

 
 
Rhodes Marsh Marker image. Click for full size.
By Trev Meed, April 3, 2013
1. Rhodes Marsh Marker
Inscription. Salt pools discovered and developed here in 1862, led to a thriving business by delivering salt to mining mills in Virginia City by camel. Up until this time, the salt was purchased from San Francisco at a rate between 120 & 180 dollars a ton. Sales were good until salt was discovered at Sand Springs in Churchill County and Rhodes couldn't compete in the Comstock market. The Marsh still supplied salt to Aurora Belleville and Belmont. Borax was also mined and shipped to California for processing. In 1882, the Carson Colorado Railroad was built through the area and moved tons of product to market.

Plaque Dedicated 1998
by Walker Lake Posse #6000
Outpost of Julia O. Bulette Chapter #1864
E Clampus Vitus

 
Erected 1998 by E Clampus Vitus- Julia C. Bulette Chapter 1864- Walker Lake Posse Outpost 6000.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 38° 16.277′ N, 118° 5.791′ W. Marker is near Mina, Nevada, in Mineral County. Marker is on U.S. 95 north of County Route 360, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mina NV 89422, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other
Rhodes Marsh Salt Mining Ruins image. Click for full size.
By Trev Meed, April 3, 2013
2. Rhodes Marsh Salt Mining Ruins
markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Belleville (approx. 5.6 miles away); Candelaria and Metallic City (approx. 6.8 miles away).
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Rhodes Marsh Salt Mining Ruins image. Click for full size.
By Trev Meed, April 3, 2013
3. Rhodes Marsh Salt Mining Ruins
Rhodes Marsh Ruins image. Click for full size.
By Trev Meed, April 6, 2013
4. Rhodes Marsh Ruins
 
 
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 183 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 8, 2015, by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada.   2, 3, 4. submitted on October 9, 2015, by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Shots of the marker in context and the marsh. • Can you help?
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