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Goldfield Historic Marker


Location of sign -  U. S. Highway 95 at Goldfield Nevada.


Photo taken October 2008


Goldfield Historic Marker in Nevada

Photo courtesy of Jimmy Wayne


Text of sign:


For a 20-year period prior to 1900 the mining in Nevada fell into a slump that cast the entire state into a bleak depression and 

caused the loss of one-third of the population.


The picture brightened overnight following the spectacular strikes in Tonopah and, shortly afterwards, in Goldfield. Gold ore was 

discovered here in December, 1902, by two Nevada-born prospectors, Harry Stimler and Billy Marsh. From 1904 to 1918 

Goldfield boomed furiously. The city had a railroad that connected into Las Vegas and a peak population of 20,000. Between 

1903- 40 a total of $86,765,044 in metals was produced here.


Nevada Centennial Marker No. 14



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