The 37th degree north latitude is marked at this point as the dividing line between the Territories of Utah and New Mexico under the provisions of the Compromise of 1850 which originally organized the land ceded by Mexico in 1848.
When the . . . — — Map (db m1289) HM
“The Rolling Stones of Pahranagat,” a hoax article on magnetic currents written in 1862 by Dan deQuille of the Territorial Enterprise, made this valley world famous. Its lakes are filled and its fields are irrigated by three springs, Hiko, Crystal . . . — — Map (db m1290) HM
Caliente was first settled as a ranch, furnishing hay for the mining camps of Pioche and Delamar. In 1901, the famous Harriman-Clark right-of-way battle was ended when rancher Charles Culverwell, with the aid of a broad-gauge shotgun, allowed one . . . — — Map (db m69469) HM
John and Olivia Ferguson discovered gold twelve miles south of here around 1891. The original name of the camp they established was Ferguson. However, it was eventually renamed "Delamar" after John DeLamar, an entrepreneur who bought the best . . . — — Map (db m193828) HM
Elgin was the siding on the San Pedro, Los Angeles, and Salt Lake Railroad, which today is part of the Union Pacific Railroad. It was an important watering stop for the railroad, and boasted a post office from 1913 until 1966. James Webster Bradshaw . . . — — Map (db m207357) HM
Residents of desert areas know that flooding is always a possibility. In 1910, one of the worst rainstorms in southern Nevada history hit Lincoln and Clark Counties, causing damage from Meadow Valley Wash to the Vegas valley. In 1905, the San Pedro, . . . — — Map (db m207371) HM
Constructed as a Union Pacific Railroad depot in 1923, this mission revival structure was designed by well-known Los Angeles architects, John and Donald Parkinson. The depot represents an imposing example of Mission Revival design. Much of its . . . — — Map (db m14338) HM
As early as 1865, a camp was established here and in the Spring of 1866, Colonel W.H. Raymond and others laid out the townsite. Hiko, situated in the Pahranagat range of mountains, is an Indian expression for "white man's town." Raymond, with . . . — — Map (db m1300) HM
Bullionville began early in 1870 when John H. Ely and W.H. Raymond removed their five-stamp mill at Hiko and placed it at this point. The enterprise prospered and during the next two years most of nearby Pioche's mills were located here because of . . . — — Map (db m69474) HM
More than a million years ago, a large freshwater lake covered all of Meadow Valley - the area along U.S. 93 between Caliente and Panaca. Later, uplifting and faulting of the terrain caused the waters to drain, leaving behind a thousand feet of . . . — — Map (db m62077) HM
This steam engine powered a portable sawmill in the Clover Valley Mountains of Lincoln County. Brought to the West in the late 1860s by William and O.P. Sherwood of Pioche, the engine changed hands several times during its half century of operation. . . . — — Map (db m69473) HM
Named by the Union Pacific Masonic Club February 22, 1935. Dedicated by St. John Lodge No. 18 F & A M August 18, 1935.
Named by Mrs. W. S. Godbe 1894. Designated a state park by Gov. Jas G. Scrugham . . . — — Map (db m27287) HM
Southern Nevada’s first permanent settlement and perhaps one of its most unique, was settled as a Mormon colony by Francis C. Lee and others in 1864. Poor in resources but rich in people, Panaca has changed but slowly down through the years. . . . — — Map (db m14340) HM
This building, popularly known as the Panaca Co-op, was constructed of adobe in 1868, by the (Mormon) "Panaca Cooperative Mercantile Institution" comprising more than one hundred stock holders -- to meet barter, merchandising, and marketing needs. . . . — — Map (db m69470) HM
The large and constant flow of sweet, warm water from this spring makes possible the desert oasis of Meadow Valley. First noted by Manley's ill-fated Death Valley Party in 1849, the site was cultivated in 1858 by Brigham Young's White Mountain . . . — — Map (db m69472) HM
These beehive-shaped kilns were built in the mid-1870's to produce charcoal for the silver mills of Pioche and Bullionville, Nevada. Skilled stone masons quarried Rhyolitic tuff from nearby outcrops. The blocks were carefully dressed, then joined . . . — — Map (db m89432) HM
Oldest building in Lincoln County, constructed in 1867-1868 of adobe from the swamps west of town.
Built as a Mormon chapel, used also as a school and recreation hall, it is typical of the development in small Mormon pioneer communities in . . . — — Map (db m14339) HM
Crime was rampant in Pioche in the early 1870's. During the first few years of Pioche's boom days it was said that 72 men "were buried with their boots on" before anyone died of natural causes. Many of these men are buried in this old Boot Hill . . . — — Map (db m89497) HM
The First Episcopal Church built with money raised by the people of the town, was dedicated July 21, 1872. It was located across the street. In 1897 the building was moved to Delamar where it burned. Bishop Hunting bought this building, which was . . . — — Map (db m89474) HM
1864 - 65 this building survived the ravages of fire as well as gunfire.
Probably used at first as a social center, later to be used by interested citizens and businessmen.
Organized as "The Pioche Commercial Club," its purpose was to work . . . — — Map (db m46401) HM
Local legend attributes the discovery to the locator picking up a rock to throw at a jackrabbit and finding himself holding high grade silver. The Jack Rabbit District, named for the mine, was located in 1876 by Isaac Newton Garrison. Early mine . . . — — Map (db m69484) HM
Masonic Lodges have used this building since 1872. The Royal Arch Masons first owned the building when they were issued a Dispensation on June 12, 1873.
Shortly after that St. John's Lodge #18 was issued a Charter on Nov. 20, 1873.
At the . . . — — Map (db m89471) HM
This hotel was built in 1895 by the Ely Valley Mines to house their guests. And lay claim to such overnight guests as Herbert Hoover, Nel Murbarger (Famous author of the "Old West") Many U.S. Senators and Nevada Governors and many other notables. . . . — — Map (db m89473) HM
This building was erected in 1872, one of the oldest in town. This historic lodge hall has served Pioche in Friendship, Love and Truth for over a 100 years. Pioche Lodge #23 was founded in 1872.
Mt. Vernon Encampment #8 in 1875 and Miriam . . . — — Map (db m89470) HM
Constructed in 1929 to serve the community as a fire hall.
This building housed Pioche's first fire truck purchased in 1928.
Fire chief Herbert Cleine and wife "Ben" resided in the basement apartment for 25 years until the new fire hall was . . . — — Map (db m69482) HM
Silver ore was discovered in this range of mountains in 1864, but no important development took place until 1869 when mines were opened and the town of Pioche appeared. Pioche soon became the scene of a wild rush of prospectors and fortune seekers . . . — — Map (db m132469) HM
A mining town from the late 1860s, Pioche is one of the most intact historic communities in Southern Nevada. Named for Francois L.A. Pioche, a San Francisco financier who, with partners, acquired some of the earliest claims in the area, the town . . . — — Map (db m89454) HM
In 1871, Pioche became the county seat of Lincoln County taking the honor from Hiko. City fathers quickly decided to erect a suitable building to serve as the Lincoln County Courthouse. In 1872, T. Dimmock and Thomas Keefe designed the building, and . . . — — Map (db m207367) HM
The house was erected in the 1870's by Mr. Veitch. It has served well for many folks through the years. Dr. W. W. Stockman used it as an office and residence for many years during the 1920's. It was the first real meeting house in Pioche for the . . . — — Map (db m89472) HM
The discovery of silver in Pahranagat Valley in 1865 resulted in the creation of Lincoln County with Crystal Springs designated as the provisional county seat in 1866. With the intention of organizing the new county, Governor Henry G. Blasdel left . . . — — Map (db m1291) HM
D.C. Day started his Nevada Farms in the Sand Springs Valley in the mid 1960s, after moving here from Lubbock, Texas. Day subdivided a portion of his farm in 1973, eventually creating the town of Rachel in 1978. The town was named for Rachel Jones, . . . — — Map (db m106979) HM
In 1864 signs of silver and gold were found approximately 8 miles south of this location. About 1870 the Groom Mining District was organized. The Groom Mine operated until the mid 1870's thanks to English capital investment of about $80,000, but . . . — — Map (db m61007) HM
In this cemetery are buried members of the Rice Family and other early residents of Spring Valley. Along with other pioneering families, The Rice's helped settle his valley in the mid-1860's. The graves in the cemetery extend from that time . . . — — Map (db m89602) HM