Brooklyn Nevada Overview
Not a lot of information is to be found on Brooklyn which was a mining camp in Washoe County, Nevada.
Learn more about Ghost Town in Nevada and Ghost Towns in the Southwest.
Brooklyn Nevada History
The camp was located approximately 6 miles west-northwest of Reno, Nevada.
In 1875 the New York Company opened a tunnel on the south side of Peavine Mountain and laid out a townsite in preparation for mining efforts. Before its abandonment a year or two later, the camp contained a boarding house, company shops, shanties, and stables. Though the company spent much money and time on development, little ore was actually found.
In a notable case from 1890, a Mormon father submitted a complaint to the Brooklyn, Nevada school board noting that a teacher had washed his daughter’s mouth out with soap after she lied to the teacher.
- Paher, Stanley. Nevada Ghost Towns and Mining Camps, Howell-North Books, 1970, p. 39
- The Deseret Weekly: Volume 40 – Page 725. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints – 1890