Mineral County
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 38° 41.422 W 118° 46.245
11S E 345996 N 4283905
Quick Description: Nevada State Historical Marker No. 16 is located on the east side of US Highway 95 in a campground next to Walker Lake.
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 9/19/2012 10:05:54 AM
Waymark Code: WMFAAZ
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Uncle Alaska
Views: 7

Long Description:
This Historical Marker sits alongside Walker Lake and gives a brief synopsis of the history of Mineral County from initial exploration through its formation and growth as a county.
Marker Title (required): Mineral County

Marker Number (If official State Marker from NV SHPO website above, otherwise leave blank): 16

Marker Text (required):
Nevada's earliest maps show Walker Lake. Jedediah Smith, first American into Nevada, passed here in 1829 during his remarkable trip across the state. Peter Skene Ogden was here in 1828, then Fremont in 1846 with his guide, Joseph Walker for whom the lake is named. Until it's creation in 1911, Mineral County was apart of Esmeralda. The first county seat was at Aurora, but it was moved to Hawthorne in 1868, the year after the Carson and Colorado RR was built. The county had many well-known mining towns -- Aurora, Belleville, Candelaria, Rawhide and others.


County (required): Mineral

Marker Type (required): Other (describe below)

Other Marker Type (optional): Concrete Centennial Marker

Is Marker Damaged? (required): No

Other Damage Type (optional): None

URL - Website (optional): [Web Link]

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