“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Eureka, Nevada Historical Markers

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By Barry Swackhamer, April 24, 2008
The Bartine Outhouse
Nevada (Eureka County), Eureka — Bartine Outhouse
This historic five-hole outhouse was built for prominent Eureka businessman, Frederick Bartine (1888-1964). A native of Finland, Bartine immigrated here in 1901. Soon after, he prospered as owner of the Ruby Hill Water Works, the Bartine Ranch, . . . — Map (db m51694) HM
Nevada (Eureka County), Eureka — Charcoal Burners Massacred Aug. 18, 1879
Giovanni Pedroni Marcellus Locatelli Teodoro Zesta Pompeo Pattini Antonio Canonica Charcoal Burners Massacred Aug. 18, 1879 By A Sheriff's Posse Southwest Of The Fish Creek Ranch — Map (db m89510) HM
Nevada (Eureka County), Eureka — 82 — Diamond Valley
The first known explorer of Diamond Valley was Colonel John C. Fremont, who mapped the area to aid western migration in 1845. Before Fremont, tribes of Shoshone and Paiute Indians long had gathered nature's bounty here. Colonel J.H. Simpson . . . — Map (db m69606) HM
Nevada (Eureka County), Eureka — 11 — Eureka1864 - 1964
“Eureka!” a miner is said to have exclaimed in September, 1864, when the discovery of rich ore was made here—and thus the town was named. Eureka soon developed the first important lead-silver deposits in the nation and during the . . . — Map (db m14690) HM
Nevada (Eureka County), Eureka — 80 — Eureka Courthouse
Built in 1879-80, of locally-fired brick and of sandstone quarried nearby, the Eureka County Courthouse remains a fine example of boom town Victorian opulence. This relic, scene of many famous trials, lives on in reflected glory of the days when . . . — Map (db m14616) HM
Nevada (Eureka County), Eureka — Eureka Opera House
The opera house was constructed by Richard Ryland, Joseph Winzell, and M.D. Foley in October through December of 1880. They used the foundation of the Odd Fellows Hall. The building had been destroyed earlier in the year during a disastrous fire. . . . — Map (db m69601) HM
Nevada (Eureka County), Eureka — 170 — Eureka Sentinel Building
Constructed in 1879 at a cost of $10,000, the Sentinel Building was designed by architect C.M. Bennett. The Eureka Sentinel was published in this building from 1879 to 1960. Three generations of the Skillman family, Archibald, Edward and Willis, . . . — Map (db m14686) HM
Nevada (Eureka County), Eureka — Eureka Sentinel Newspaper
When A. Skillman closed the Shermantown Reporter at Hamilton he moved is printing press to Eureka. Together with Dr. L.C. McKenny they started the Sentinel as a weekly paper in July 1870. It became a daily in June 1871 reporting local and . . . — Map (db m14687) HM
Nevada (Eureka County), Eureka — 222 — Tannehill CabinOne of Eureka's First Houses
The Tannehill brothers built this cabin for a residence in 1864 and lived here about a year before selling their mining interest to a New York company in 1866. The cabin subsequently went through a number of owners, including the firm of Nathan & . . . — Map (db m14688) HM
Nevada (Eureka County), Eureka — 254 — The Eureka Mining DistrictProducing Ore Since 1864
"Mining is an of the most ancient, the most necessary and the most profitable to mankind." Agricola, De Re Metallica, 1556 In 1864, a group of prospectors from Austin, Nevada discovered rock containing a silver-lead . . . — Map (db m69607) HM

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