Tonopah (Nev.) -- History
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
The Goldfield Coming Nation Gold Mines Company was a mining company in Goldfield, Nevada. Company prospectus advertise the riches to be made from their mines, report on gold yields to date, list names of claims, and offer investment opportunities. One brochure includes photos of Tonopah, Nevada (1904).
Albert C. Williams was born in Nevada in 1883 and lived in Austin and Tonopah, Nevada. In 1904 he worked for the Nevada Central Railroad train station, which ran from Austin to Battle Mountain, Nevada and connected to the Southern Pacific. By September of the same year, he found a new job at a bank in Tonopah. Collection contains four letters from Williams to his cousin Leonora Kennedy who lived in Florin, California.
Manuscript Thesis Draft of The Tonopah, Goldfield, Bullfrog Mining Districts, 1900-1915: History of a Twentieth Century Mining Boom
Russell Richard Elliott was a Nevada historian, author, and professor in the History Department at the University of Nevada, Reno. Collection contains a bound copy of Russell Elliott's Ph.D. in History thesis from University of California, Berkeley in 1946.
The Monarch Pittsburgh Mining Company was incorporated in Nevada in 1913 and succeeded the Monarch Pittsburgh Extension Mining Company, located near Tonopah, Nevada. While work began around 1903 or 1904 on shafts, only small quantities of ore were developed from additional explorations which appeared in 1913 continuing until about 1927. Ledger lists expenses which date from January 1926 to October 1932.
The Slavin-Reed Family papers include genealogical notes, oral histories, and other documents about the 19th and 20th century history of the Slavin and Reed families and those families connected by marriage. The bulk of the collection appears to have passed through the hands of Lucille Slavin Clark, and builds on the recorded memories of her grandmother, Maude Rose Hanley Reed Bruno (1882-1965).
Sodaville, Nevada was a station for the Carson and Colorado Railroad and the point at which all freight bound for Tonopah, Nevada, 50 miles to the southeast, was unloaded. Collection contains typed copies of two letters written by Fred Corkill on February 3 and 4, 1904 from Goldfield and Butler, Nevada describing Sodaville and his visits to Tonopah mines.