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Johntown
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 39° 15.491 W 119° 38.128
11S E 272605 N 4348738
Quick Description: This Historical Marker is mounted on a monument on the east side of Nevada Highway 341 just north of the junction with Nevada Highway 342 just south of Silver City, Nevada.
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 11/2/2012 10:33:08 AM
Waymark Code: WMFM5M
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Uncle Alaska
Views: 3

Long Description:
Johntown
(Site one mile down Gold Canyon)

Nevada's first mining town established in 1853. A boarding house was operated here by Eilley Orrum (Mrs. Sandy Bowers). Other prominent residents, discoverers of the fantastic Comstock Lode, included the Grosh Brothers, Peter O'Riley, Patrick McLaughlin, H.T.P. Comstock, and James Finney (Old Virginny).

Nevada Historical Marker No. 39
Sponsor - E Clampus Vitus - 1967

Marker Title (required): Johntown

Marker Text (required):
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County (required): Lyon

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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