“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Esmeralda County, Nevada

Clickable Map of Esmeralda County, Nevada and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Esmeralda County, NV (20) Mineral County, NV (14) Nye County, NV (73) Inyo County, CA (125) Mono County, CA (76)  EsmeraldaCounty(20) Esmeralda County (20)  MineralCounty(14) Mineral County (14)  NyeCounty(73) Nye County (73)  InyoCountyCalifornia(125) Inyo County (125)  MonoCounty(76) Mono County (76)
Goldfield is the county seat for Esmeralda County
Adjacent to Esmeralda County, Nevada
      Mineral County (14)  
      Nye County (73)  
      Inyo County, California (125)  
      Mono County, California (76)  
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1 Nevada, Esmeralda County, Blair Junction — 155 — Silver Peak
Discovered 1863 Silver Peak is one of the oldest mining areas in Nevada. A 10-stamp mill was built in 1865, and by 1867 a 20-stamp mill was built. Mining camp lawlessness prevailed during the late sixties, and over the next 38 years, Silver . . . Map (db m3493) HM
2 Nevada, Esmeralda County, Dyer — 133 — Fish Lake Valley
This valley was settled when the Palmetto Mining District was discovered in 1866. In the 1870's the Griffing & Wyman's, as well as the Pacific Borax Works, were extracting borax at Fish Lake. The Carson and Columbus Stage Line ran northward to . . . Map (db m135291) HM
3 Nevada, Esmeralda County, Gold Point — Gold Point
Known originally as Lime Point, this area was first settled about 1880. The early camp was abandoned by 1882. In March 1908, a silver strike brought a new camp into existence. Called Hornsilver, it flourished for about a year, boasting about 800 . . . Map (db m34251) HM
4 Nevada, Esmeralda County, Goldfield — California Beer Hall Warehouse
Built 1906 Beer Hall Destroyed Great 1923 Fire Carl Fuetsch, Proprietor Map (db m116197) HM
5 Nevada, Esmeralda County, Goldfield — Combination Mine Headframe
An original headframe from the Combination Mine, on the Combination No. 1 claim, located by Alva D. Myers and R.C. Earl on May 26, 1903. In 1989 it was moved to this location from approximately 1/4 mile mile east, in the Goldfield Mining District, . . . Map (db m116165) HM
6 Nevada, Esmeralda County, Goldfield — Gans Vs. Nelson
Fight Gans VS. Nelson Sept. 3, 1906 42 Rounds Goldfield, NevadaMap (db m89449) HM
7 Nevada, Esmeralda County, Goldfield — 156 — Gold Point
Gold Point was initially called Lime Point for the lime deposits found in 1868. Processing difficulties in the 1880’s discouraged silver mining locally. Goldfield Ore discoveries in 1902 stimulated area mining interest and high grade hornsilver . . . Map (db m35148) HM
8 Nevada, Esmeralda County, Goldfield — GoldfieldA Generation of Boom and Bust
Goldfield came to be, and nearly vanished back into the sagebrush of the desert, an almost a decade. From its humble beginnings in 1902 of only three small mining claims, also known as grubstakes, the town exploded and was the largest city in the . . . Map (db m116111) HM
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9 Nevada, Esmeralda County, Goldfield — 14 — Goldfield
For a 20-year period prior to 1900 the mining in Nevada fell into a slump that cast the entire state into a bleak depression and caused the loss of a third of the population. The picture brightened overnight following the spectacular strikes in . . . Map (db m42666) HM
10 Nevada, Esmeralda County, Goldfield — Goldfield Community Center
Formerly the Methodist Episcopal Church Built 1912 Dedicated March 30, 1914Map (db m116107) HM
11 Nevada, Esmeralda County, Goldfield — Goldfield’s Railroads
Goldfield, being the largest city in Nevada in 1907, established three railroad lines to accommodate the growing population: the Bullfrog Goldfield Railroad, the Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad, and the Las Vegas and Tonopah Railroad. The Las . . . Map (db m116113) HM
12 Nevada, Esmeralda County, Goldfield — 157 — Lida
Known as a contact point for Shoshones and Northern Paiute Indians, Lida Valley was the site of early prospecting in the 1860's. Later prospectors organized a mining district in 1867 and laid out the town in 1872. Soon stores, shops, stables . . . Map (db m52961) HM
13 Nevada, Esmeralda County, Goldfield — HM 145 — Palmetto
Thinking that local Joshua trees were related to palm trees, the 1866 prospectors named the mining camp Palmetto. Although a local 12-stamp mill worked the silver ore, the town died for lack of profitable material. New discoveries in the late 1860's . . . Map (db m35150) HM
14 Nevada, Esmeralda County, Goldfield — 242 — Southern Nevada Consolidated Telephone-Telegraph Company Building
This was the communications center of Goldfield from 1906 until 1963. From 1904 to 1920, Goldfield boomed as a gold producing center. It was the largest (20,000+) city in Nevada during that period, having four railroads and other modern . . . Map (db m114228) HM
15 Nevada, Esmeralda County, Goldfield — The Gables
Home of Blanche Sprague Organizing Regent of Nevada February 12, 1910Map (db m89600) HM
16 Nevada, Esmeralda County, Goldfield — The Santa Fe Saloon
Built in 1905 by Hubert Maxgut, the Santa Fe Saloon is the oldest continually operating business in Goldfield. Maxgut was killed in a gunfight in 1912, but subsequent owners kept the saloon open. It was located outside of the business district to be . . . Map (db m65381) HM
17 Nevada, Esmeralda County, Goldfield — West Side Elementary School
1908 West Side Elementary School 1910 Manual training & domestic science classes 1917-1920 Goldfield School of Mines 1931 Was used by Novackclub Inc. as a golf club factory 1945 The building & adjacent land was purchased . . . Map (db m115936) HM
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18 Nevada, Esmeralda County, Goldfield — Where’s Gran Pah?
If you're looking for Grandpa you found him – about 26 miles south of Tonopah on US 95 – where you're standing right now. Gran Pah, in Shoshone, means “great water,” and was the first name given to the mining district . . . Map (db m116115) HM
19 Nevada, Esmeralda County, Lida — Pigeon SpringStamp Mill — 1890-1907 —
This area once had a saloon, store and roadhouse. A post office was applied for in 1899, but did not open. Please Respect This Site Privately Owned By Pigeon Spring RanchMap (db m89557) HM
20 Nevada, Esmeralda County, Silver Peak — 174 — BlairDeveloped By Accident
Updated Marker: The Pittsburgh-Silver Peak Gold Mining Company bought the major mines in the area in 1906. Land speculators at nearby Silver Peak bought up the land. As a result, the mining company surveyed a new townsite north of Silver . . . Map (db m89417) HM
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Jun. 6, 2023