El Dorado Canyon
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member leadhiker
N 35° 42.587 W 114° 49.605
11S E 696599 N 3953937
Marker is in Nelson, Nevada, in Clark County. Marker is on Nevada Route 165 11.2 miles east of U.S. 95, on the right when traveling east.
Waymark Code: WM8W8F
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 05/20/2010
Published By:Groundspeak Charter Member Marky
Views: 15

The original concrete marker that was at the intersection of Nevada route 165 and US route 95 was severely damaged when US 95 was widened to four lanes. Tony and Bobbie Werly, owners of the Historic Techatticup Mine, salvaged the marker and through their efforts had this replacement marker constructed.

However, by the time the new concrete marker was completed the State of Nevada had determined to use metal markers along roadways. The residents of Nelson decided to set up the new marker at this site near the entrance to the Canyon.
Marker Title (required): #6 - El Dorado Canyon

Marker Number (If official State Marker from NV SHPO website above, otherwise leave blank): 6

Marker Text (required):
"Toward the Colorado River from this point runs El Dorado Canyon where occurred one of the biggest mining booms in Nevada history. Gold and Silver mines were developed here about 1859 and soon rich mines were developed. In the 1860's the canyon was bursting with a rowdy population of nearly 500 men. Many of these said to be deserters from the Civil War. The river was navigable at the time making it possible to bring in food and supplies by boat. Notorious for its feuds and shootings, the canyon was equally well known for its three largest mines, the Techatticup, Wall Street and Savage which yielded five million dollars during 40 years of operations. Nevada Centennial Marker No 6"

County (required): Clark (Las Vegas)

Marker Type (required): Other (describe below)

Other Marker Type (optional): Stamped Concrete

Is Marker Damaged? (required): No

URL - Website (optional): [Web Link]

Other Damage Type (optional): Not listed

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