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

Doctor's Office & Home

 
 
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By Trev Meed, April 3, 2013
1. Doctor's Office & Home Marker
Inscription. Because the area was sparsely settled and his patients were few, Dr. Bruton was a poor man. He walked when he visited the sick in Berlin and Union Canyon, carrying his satchel which contained all the instruments and medicines he might need. If anyone beyond walking distance needed a doctor, they usually came after him with a buggy.

When the mine closed, he was one of the last residents to leave. He moved to Austin, but because there were already two doctors there, he had difficult times. He once confided to a friend that he had but very few patients and that most of them were too poor to pay.

Not long after moving to Austin he was overcome with a feeling of great despair and shot himself.
 
Location. 38° 52.939′ N, 117° 36.596′ W. Marker is in Berlin, Nevada, in Nye County. Marker can be reached from Berlin Ichthyosaur State Park Road 2 miles south of Route 844, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. If driving north marker is 2.1 miles north of NV Route 844. Marker is in this post office area: Austin NV 89310, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mine Superintendent's Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Company Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Watson's House (within shouting distance of this marker); A Home (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named A Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Firmin Bruner (within shouting distance of this marker); Foster's Blacksmith Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Charcoal Yard (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berlin.
 
Also see . . .  Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park Web Site. (Submitted on October 25, 2015.)
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 13, 2015, by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada. This page has been viewed 105 times since then and 12 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 13, 2015, by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Wide area view of the marker and its surroundings. • Photo of the building if still standing. • Can you help?
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