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Blair Nevada

Blair Nevada

Blair Nevada Overview

The remnants of stone buildings and mill foundations are the only survivors of the once-thriving, but short-lived, mining town.

The Pittsburgh-Silver Peak Gold Mining Company built a 100-stamp mill here in 1907 as well as a railroad to the Tonopah & Goldfield main line.

Category

  • Mining
  • Railroad

Marker Type

Blue marker

Nevada Historical Marker Number

Blair Nevada is Nevada Historical Marker #174.

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County

Eureka County, Nevada

GPS Coordinates

37.787702, -117.636535

Nevada Historical Marker Transcription

The Pittsburgh-Silver Peak Gold Mining Company bought the major mines in the area in 1906.  Land speculators at nearby Silver Peak bought up the land.  As a result, the mining company surveyed a new townsite north of Silver Peak and named it Blair.  The company built a 100-stamp mill in 1907.  The company also constructed the 17 ½ mile Silver Peak railroad from Blair Junction to the Tonopah & Goldfield main line.

By 1920, Blair was all but deserted.  The remnants of stone buildings and mill foundations are the only survivors of the once thriving, but short-lived, mining town.

STATE HISTORICAL MARKER No.  174

STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICE

HAROLD C. HENDERSEN

References Used

Blair Nevada