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of sign - State Route 82 in Belmont, Nevada.
taken October 2008
courtesy of Jimmy Wayne
Once visited by prehistoric man, Shoshone Indians also used this
site for jackrabbit drives and for celebrations.
Silver ore discoveries in 1865, the convenience of wood and water
and naturally fine location resulted in the attractive, tree-shaded
mining and milling center of Belmont. Once the most flourishing town
in eastern Nevada, it was the county seat from 1867-1905.
English-Irish feuds flared frequently, and the German-dominated
merchant section of town once flew its own flag.
Silver production totaling $4 million was from unusually
high-grade but shallow ores. Most mines shut down by 1890.
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