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Jean, Nevada Historical Markers

 
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By Bill Kirchner, December 28, 2010
Jean, Nevada Marker
Nevada (Clark County), Jean — Jean, Nevada
Founded in 1904 as Goodsprings Junction, a station on the San Pedro, Los Angles, and Salt Lake Railroad, Jean received its current name in 1905 when the post office was opened. It was named in honor of Jean Fayle, the wife of George Fayle who had . . . — Map (db m39464) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Jean — Old Elko Fire Bell
According to the early history of Elko, Nevada, this curfew and fire bell played a vital role for local citizenry. It often rang to signal disastrous fires, deaths of celebrities, and celebrations. Harbinger of both good tidings and bad, the . . . — Map (db m39466) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Jean — The Arrowhead Trail Highway
The first automobile road to connect Los Angeles and Las Vegas was the Arrowhead Trail Highway. Planned, promoted and built beginning in the second decade of the twentieth century, this was one of the named interstate highways of the Good Roads . . . — Map (db m103380) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Jean — 195 — The Last Spike
This site is near where workers drove the last spike which completed the railroad between Salt Lake City, Utah, and Los Angeles, California. It was driven on January 30, 1905. This was the last "transcontinental" line to Southern California and one . . . — Map (db m29367) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Jean — The Last Spike
Track crews constructing west from Salt Lake City met track crews constructing east from Los Angles January 30, 1950 — Map (db m29368) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Jean — The Yellow Pine Mining Company Railroad
Built in 1911, The Yellow Pine Mining Company Railroad was a twelve and a half mile long narrow gauge railroad connecting the town of Goodsprings with the Union Pacific Railroad here in Jean. The railroad was built using materials from the defunct . . . — Map (db m107085) HM

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