Star City
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 40° 33.195 W 118° 03.096
11T E 410963 N 4489696
Nevada State Historical Marker No. 231 is located on Nevada Highway 400 about 9 miles south of Interstate 80 at the turnoff for Star City.
Waymark Code: WMF8R2
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 09/11/2012
Published By:Groundspeak Charter Member Uncle Alaska
Views: 4

This Historic Marker commemorates the boom-bust cycle of an isolated silver camp in Nevada.
Marker Title (required): Star City

Marker Number (If official State Marker from NV SHPO website above, otherwise leave blank): 231

Marker Text (required):
Located in the Star Mining District some seven miles west of here, Star City was established in 1861 when rich silver ore was discovered in the area. During the boom years of 1864 and 1865, the town boasted 1,200 residents, two hotels, three general stores, a wells-Fargo office, a church and a dozen or more saloons. The Sheba Mine, the district’s biggest operation, had produced about $5,000.00 in silver by 1868, the year the rich ore began to run out. Three years later, only seventy-eight inhabitants remained in star city. All that remains today are crumbling foundations, rusted mill equipment and memories.

County (required): Pershing

Marker Type (required): Full Size (with blue painted mesh)

Other Marker Type (optional): None

Is Marker Damaged? (required): Yes, bullet holes

Other Damage Type (optional): None

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