Nevada Mining Tales

By William Daugherty in 1891

Weighing the load at the Gould & Curry Mine in Virginia City, Nevada, Lawrence & Houseworth, 1866.

Weighing the load at the Gould & Curry Mine in Virginia City, Nevada, Lawrence & Houseworth, 1866.

Alva Gould – Discoverer of the Gould & Curry Mine

Celebrating the Fourth in Boom Towns

Developing Panamint, California

Honest Miner To a Poker-Playing Politician

Making Footprints in the Reese River Valley

Mining Above the Timber Line

Old Tom – A Typical Mining Camp Character

Placing a Mine

The Sultana Mine

White-Headed Bill – A Stalwart Miner

Silver City, Nevada Mining Remnants by Kathy Weiser-Alexander.

Silver City, Nevada Mining Remnants by Kathy Weiser-Alexander.

Compiled and edited by Kathy Weiser/Legends of America, updated January 2021.

The Montgomery Shoshone Mine & Mill complex near Rhyolite, Nevada

The Montgomery Shoshone Mine & Mill complex near Rhyolite, Nevada, California Panorama Co., 1907. Montgomery Mountain is in the background and a spur line of the Las Vegas & Tonopah Railroad in the foreground.

Also See:

Tales of the Overland Stage (Reno Evening Gazette)

Pioneers on the Nevada Frontier (Reno Evening Gazette)

Pioche Land Jumpers and the Death of Jack Harris (Reno Evening Gazette)

Violence on the Nevada Frontier (Reno Evening Gazette)

Historical Accounts of American History

Nevada – The Silver State

Frank “Shorty” Harris  – Single Blanket Jackass Prospector

Swindle at the Gold Bar Mine, Nevada

Death Valley Ghost Towns & Mines

Mining on the American Frontier

About the Author: Written by William Daugherty, for the Reno Evening Gazette in 1891. The Reno Evening Gazette was first published on October 12, 1876, and continued for the next 107 years. In 1977, it was merged with the Nevada State Journal and continues to exist today as the Reno Gazette-Journal. Note: The article is not verbatim as spelling errors,  minor grammatical changes, and editing have occurred for the ease of the modern reader.

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