Ward Mining District
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 39° 05.333 W 114° 45.173
11S E 694348 N 4329043
Nevada State Historical Marker No. 54 is located on the west side of US Highway 6/93 at County Road 16.
Waymark Code: WMF988
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 09/13/2012
Published By:Groundspeak Charter Member Uncle Alaska
Views: 17

This Historical Marker tells of the heyday of the Ward Mining District.
Marker Title (required): Ward Mining District

Marker Number (If official State Marker from NV SHPO website above, otherwise leave blank): 54

Marker Text (required):
The ghost town of Ward, in the foothills of the Egan Range, lies some eight miles west of here. Booming from 1876 until 1882, with a peak population of 1,500, Ward was somewhat of a lawless mining camp. Early killings did occur, but justice was meted out by the vigilante committee and the hanging rope. A million dollars worth of silver was taken from a single chamber of the Ward Mine, yet the abandoned house was used for the first school and no movement was ever started to build a church. The town was abandoned by the late 1880s, but new discoveries and better mining methods prompted a resurgence of activity in 1906 and again in the 1960s.

County (required): White Pine

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

Other Marker Type (optional): None

Is Marker Damaged? (required): No

Other Damage Type (optional): None

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