Nevada Rock Art Geocaching Historical Markers

Historical Marker #172

Located at the junction of U.S. Highway 6 and the road to Tybo, seven miles north of Warm Springs, Nevada.

Tybo (Silver-Lead-Zinc Camp)

Eight miles northwest of this point lies what was formerly one of the leading lead-producing districts in the nation. Producing erratically from ore discovery in 1866 to the present (the last mill closed in 1937), Tybo has managed to achieve an overall creditable record.

Tybo, in its infancy, was known as a peaceful camp, but later refuted that claim when there occurred racial strife between the Irish, Cornish and Central Europeans; later these groups banded together to drive from the town a company of Chinese woodcutters.

The town was not unique in having three residential sections, each with its ethnic group. However, all children went to the same brick school.

Notes on this marker:

Getting out into the lonely sections of Nevada.

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