Etna Nevada Overview
Not much information has been found for the former Union Pacific Railroad station called Etna in Lincoln County, Nevada. (Note, there is a town in Pershing County with the same name.)
We have found a few newspaper clippings from the early 1900s but not much is gleaned from them but we have included them below for your reading enjoyment.
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The population of Etna Nevada
In 1941, Etna had 14 inhabitants.
I have attempted to find residents on the United States Federal Census but so far have not had luck finding them.
Death has ended the misery of Tom Dugan and D. Tobin railroad employees who were injured in a powder explosion at Etna, near Caliente, a couple of weeks ago.
HELD TO GRAND JURY
Two Men Rob Section House At Etna and Get Caught In The Meshes of Ths Law.
Deputy Sheriff Tim Harrington was up from Caliente yesterday having brought with him two prisoners who were bound over to the grand jury by Justice Maynard.
The prisoners gave their names as David Richards and Frank DeOrche and are accused of robbing a section house at Etna, a small station on the Salt Lake Route south of Caliente.
NEWS NOTES FROM LOGAN
Recent Silver Strike is Still Attracting Considerable Attention.
Logan, Dec. 31, 1915
Excitement in Silver Basin, west of Logan, still runs high. The latest is the sensational finds of gold and silver over the mountains further to the west, about two miles from Silver Basin.
J. M. Thomas and the Andersons made finds of rich looking silver ore and gold that panned freely.
Geo. Ingram on his “Arch” claim in Silver Basin, has found excellent samples, of free gold, and his silver vein is showing up much finer with depth.
Gregory and Johnson, just north, are finding samples of native silver quite plentifully.
The Etna Cement & Plaster Co. have been constructing a road to their gypsum property with eleven men, but just now have cut force to three. Their mill is in Los Angeles ready for shipment and “Camp Etna” will soon be humming. Camp Etna is right in the heart of Silver Basin.
This has been a busy week in the Justice court. November 20 Walter Williams and Clifford LaPln plead guilty to breaking into the section house at Etna, five miles west of Caliente. E. L. Hoover, who swore to the complaint. caught the fellows redhanded and while they were attempting to get away shot one in the foot. Sheriff William Culverwell took them to Pioche, where they will be confined in the county jail until the next term of the district court. November 25 Walter Hicks and Clifford Maphet were tried for breaking into Hans Olson’s store and taking several articles of value. The burglary was committed in the nighttime by breaking one of the front windows. Maphet pleaded guilty and was bound over to the district court, Hicks being discharged. A. D. Header- son was arrested on complaint of C. J. Wooodworth stealing a horse in Pahranagat Valley. His case will come up for hearing Saturday.
Miss Ardyce Bunker has accepted a position as school teacher at Etna, Nevada.
- Wikipedia – Etna, Lincoln County, Nevada
- Newspapers – Two Men Rob Section House at Etna
- The Nevada State Writers Project Administration, Origin of Place Names Nevada, 1941, p. 44
- USGS – Etna Nevada