Nevada Historic Markers in Churchill County: Fairview

Nevada Historical Marker 202
US 50
Six Miles East of Frenchman

Nevada Historic Marker 202: Fairview
Nevada Historic Marker 202: Fairview

15 July 2008
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1905 - 1917
1 - 1½ Miles South

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 to 1907. A substantial town that boasted 27 saloons, hotels, banks, assay offices, a newspaper, post office and a miners' 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
Nevada State Park System
Daughters of the American Colonists
Reno Chapter
"Endorsed by the Nevada American Revolution Bicentennial Commission"

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