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Lida Nevada

Lida Nevada

Lida Nevada Overview

Known as a gathering point for Shoshone and Northern Paiute Indians, Lida Valley was the site of early prospecting in the 1860s.

A town was built in 1872.

Mining efforts were off and on through the years and a small community existed here until World War I.

Category

  • Mining
  • Native American

Marker Type

Blue marker

Nevada Historical Marker Number

Lida Nevada is Nevada Historical Marker #157.

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County

Eureka County, Nevada

GPS Coordinates

37.455434, -117.499636

Nevada Historical Marker Transcription

Known as a gathering point for Shoshone and Northern Paiute Indians, Lida Valley was the site of early prospecting in the 1860s.

Later prospectors organized a mining district in 1867 and laid out the town in 1872.  Soon stores, shops, stables and a post office were established.  Some ore was milled locally, yet high grade ore ($500-$1,000 per ton) was treated at Austin or Belmont.  After 1880 mining declined.

Lida revived and thrived for three years during the turn-of-the-century Goldfield boom, but declined again in 1907. Mining efforts resumed a few years later and a small community existed here until World War I.

STATE HISTORICAL MARKER No. 157

STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICE

E.F. DENTON

References Used

Lida Nevada