Arden Nevada Overview
Arden was a mining district in Clark County, Nevada.
Also known as Bard.
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Arden Nevada History
Sometimes Arden and Bard are considered part of one district, while others consider them to be separate districts. As we continue to research we will add details to this article for both mining districts as though they were one.
The Arden Plaster Co. was founded in 1907 and harvested gypsum from the Blue Diamond mine.
According to Mark Hall-Patton, director of Clark County museums, the town and the company that started it were named for railroad magnate and the director of the Union Pacific Railroad Edward Henry “E.H.” Harriman’s 7,863-acre estate in New York.
The Bard area, west of Bard on the Union Pacific Railroad, is south of the main Arden district.
The community was named after D. C. Bard, a natural scientist; it was located on the Union Pacific Railroad line south of Las Vegas.
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Gypsum, silica sand
Union Pacific Railroad
1907 – 1971
- Mode M Pierce – 25 Jul 1911
- James G Gorin – 20 Aug 1915
- William S Cropper – 6 Sep 1919
- Charles H Perry – 12 May 1923
- Mrs Lois L Foster – 6 Dec 1925
- Florian R Parker – 25 Oct 1929
- Johnson E White – 23 Apr 1930
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The Population of Arden Nevada
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- Arden Mining District – 3,242′
- Arden, populated area – 2,494′
- Bard Mining District – 2,999′
- Bard, populated area – 2,572′
The Arden district is 13 miles southwest of Las Vegas.
- Arden, populated area – 36° 1′ 4.90″ N, 115° 13′ 50.99″ W
- Bard Mining District – 35° 56′ 52.91″ N, 115° 12′ 48.98″ W
- Bard, populated area – 35° 59′ 15.91″ N, 115° 14′ 14.99″ W
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Photos and Videos
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- The Nevada State Writers Project Administration (1941), Origin of Place Names Nevada
- Tingley, Joseph V., Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Report 47 – Mining Districts of Nevada
- Las Vegas Review-Journal – Former Township Steeped in History of Union Pacific Railroad
- United States Geological Survey – Bard Mining District