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Ames Camp Nevada

Ames Camp Nevada

Ames Camp Nevada Overview

Ames Camp was a mining camp in Nye County, Nevada.

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Year Established/Founded

The early 1940s

Ames Camp Nevada History

Below is conjecture based on a few loose facts – I love a good hunt so this mining camp is on my list to find. Unfortunately, when searching for “Ames” it pulls a lot of garbage information to comb through but we are working on it!

Iowa native Roy Clark (Claire) Ames was living in the area in 1950 as the sole resident of the Ames Mine. He was listed as separated from his wife and no children were living with him. The company was listed as “A L Mine Gold Allied Mine Flusapar” on the census.

We can theorize that since Mr. Ames was living at the mine and was the sole resident, the mining camp was named for him.

Timeline

Unknown at this time.

Mines

Fluorspar

Railroads

Unknown at this time.

Post Office

None

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Newspaper

None

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The Population of Ames Camp Nevada

On the 1950 United States Federal Census, Roy Clair Ames is the only one listed living at the Ames Mining Camp with A L Mine Gold Allied Mine Flusapar.

Elevation

Unknown at this time.

Location

On the 1950 census, it lists “Out of Ione – to the left of the road going to Tonopah.”

GPS Coordinates

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Photos and Videos

None at this time

References Used

  • Ancestry.com
  • Newspapers.com
  • Nevada State Highway Department Planning Survey Division

Ames Camp Nevada