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Fairview Nevada (1905-1917)

Fairview Nevada

Fairview Nevada Overview

Fairview had a few silver booms between 1905 and 1917.

The town boasted 27 saloons, hotels, banks, assay offices, a newspaper, a post office, and a miner’s union hall. 

Category

Mining

Marker Type

Blue marker

Nevada Historical Marker Number

Fairview Nevada is Nevada Historical Marker #202.

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County

Churchill County, Nevada

GPS Coordinates

39.283282, -118.214901

Nevada Historical Marker Transcription

Fairview was part of the renewed interest in mining, triggered by the strikes in Tonopah and Goldfield. Discoveries in 1905 of a rich silver float led to a boom that lasted through 1906 1907. A substantial town that boasted 27 saloons, hotels, banks, assay offices, a newspaper, a post office, and a miner’s union hall soon came into being.  By 1908, the boom had passed and production leveled out. During 1911, the Nevada Hills Mining Company began an era of profitable milling that lasted until 1917. Production amounted to 3.8 million dollars in silver values.

George Wingfield and George Nixon, prominent Nevada mining promoters of the time, bought some of the first claims in Fairview to give impetus to a boom.

STATE HISTORICAL MARKER No. 202

STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICE

DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN COLONISTS

RENO CHAPTER

References Used

Fairview Nevada