Devil’s Gate
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 39° 15.998 W 119° 38.595
11S E 271961 N 4349696
Nevada history marker near Silver City, NV.
Waymark Code: WMVKQV
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 04/30/2017
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
Views: 6

Nevada history marker along NV Hwy. 341 near Silver City, NV. Marker deals with the history of Devil’s Gate.
Marker Title (required): Devil's Gate

Marker Number (If official State Marker from NV SHPO website above, otherwise leave blank): 223

Marker Text (required):
It gives . . . “a forcible impression of the unhallowed character of the place” J.Ross Browne - 1860 This rugged reef of metamorphic rock was once one of the famous landmarks of the Nevada Territory. In June of 1850, John Orr and Nicholas Kelly unearthed a gold nugget nearby, the first ever found in Gold Canyon. For the next ten years, the canyon was the scene of placer mining and one of the first stamp mills in the Territory was erected just to the south of Devils’s Gate during the summer of 1860. During the brief Paiute War of May, 1860, the people of Silver City built a stone battlement atop the eastern summit and constructed a wooden cannon for protection. Devil’s Gate marks the boundary line between Storey and Lyon Counties. Through this narrow gorge paraded thousands of the most adventurous souls of the mining West as they made their way to the gold and silver mines of the Comstock Lode.

County (required): Lyon

Marker Type (required): Metal Plaque

Other Marker Type (optional): NA

Is Marker Damaged? (required): No

Other Damage Type (optional): NA

URL - Website (optional): Not listed

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