Jarbidge Nevada Overview
Shoshone-speaking people have lived in this area for generations.
The name Jarbidge comes from a Shoshone word meaning “a bad or evil spirit”.
Dave Bourne discovered gold in this isolated area in 1909.
- Native American
Nevada Historical Marker Number
Jarbidge Nevada is Nevada Historical Marker #69.
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Nevada Historical Marker Transcription
As early as 10000 years ago, Native American hunting parties camped near horn to hunt game. About a thousand years ago, Shoshone-speaking people entered the region, where they continue to live today. The name Jarbidge comes from a Shoshone word meaning “a bad or evil spirit”.
Dave Bourne discovered gold in this isolated area in 1909 and production eventually totaled 59 million. Population size varied, but in the early l920s, the Jarbidge district replaced fading Goldfield as the premier gold-producing area in Nevada. The Jarbidge mines railed beginning in the tale 1920s.
On a stormy December 5, 1916, the last stagecoach robbery and murder in the history of the West took place in Jarbidge Canyon, ¼ mile south of the town.
STATE HISTORICAL MARKER NO. 69
STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICE
NORTHEASTERN NEVADA HISTORICAL SOCIETY