Ophir Famous Mill Town
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 39° 17.804 W 119° 49.753
11S E 256019 N 4353522
This Historical Marker is located on the east side of Nevada Highway 429 (Old US Highway 395) just south with the junction with New US Highway 395.
Waymark Code: WMFDPQ
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 10/03/2012
Published By:Groundspeak Charter Member Uncle Alaska
Views: 6

This marker describes the short boom to bust cycle of the mill town of Ophir.
Marker Title (required): Ophir Famous Mill Town

Marker Text (required):
Mill erected in 1861 for the reduction of the ore from famed Comstock Ophir Mine. The Ophir Mill ceased to operate in 1866. Here a thriving town grew, second only in size to Washoe City, which at that time was the largest town in Washoe County.

County (required): Washoe (Reno)

Marker Type (required): Metal Plaque

Other Marker Type (optional): None

Is Marker Damaged? (required): No

Other Damage Type (optional): None

Marker Number (If official State Marker from NV SHPO website above, otherwise leave blank): Not Listed

URL - Website (optional): Not listed

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