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Antelope Nevada

Journey back in time to Antelope in Nye County, Nevada, a place where the echoes of the past are still palpable. Once a bustling settlement driven by mining activities, Antelope offers a rich tapestry of history, from its early ranching days to its brief yet vibrant mining era.

Antelope Nevada

Antelope Nevada Overview

Antelope, nestled in Nye County, Nevada, was more than just a fleeting mining town. Its story began with ranching in the 1870s, crescendoed with the mining boom in the early 20th century, and gradually returned to its pastoral roots. Today, it stands as a testament to the resilience and transformation of communities in the American West.

I cannot find a lot of Antelope to know what it was but it is not in any mining books so it could have been a stage stop. 

May also have been known as Clear Creek.

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Year Established/Founded

1870s (as a ranch), 1904 (as a regular settlement)

Antelope Nevada History

The history of Antelope started with ranching activities in the 1870s. The town gained prominence with the surge of mining in the Little Fish Lake Valley, culminating in the establishment of a post office in 1904. However, the decline of mining in nearby areas led to the closure of the post office in 1908, signaling the end of its brief mining chapter.

Timeline

  • 1870s: Ranching activities begin in Antelope.
  • Early 1900s: Mining activities in Little Fish Lake Valley lead to settlement growth.
  • February 8, 1904: Post office opens in Antelope.
  • July 31, 1908: Post office closes, marking a return to ranching.
  • 1944: The ranch is abandoned, and the town begins to deteriorate.

Mines

Antelope was founded as a mining town in the late 19th century. It was primarily known for silver mining, and several mines operated in the area, including the Antelope Mine.

Mining in Little Fish Lake Valley contributed to the settlement’s growth, but specific mines are not detailed.

Gold was also mined.

Railroads

Unknown at this time.

Post Office

February 8, 1904 – July 31, 1908

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Newspaper

Unknown at this time.

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The Population of Antelope Nevada

At its peak, Antelope had a population of a few hundred residents, but by the mid-20th century, it had become a true ghost town with only a handful of people remaining.

Elevation

7,002′

Location

From Tingley: This district is described as being “south of West Gate about 25 miles”; the exact location is unknown.

GPS Coordinates

38° 49′ 15.76″ N, 116° 28′ 21.25″ W

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Photos and Videos

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References Used

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Antelope Nevada