Nevada Rock Art Geocaching Historical Markers

Historical Marker #174

Located on State Route 265, two miles north of Silver Peak.

Blair (Developed by Accident)

Mining fever in the Tonopah boom reached out in all directions and revived many dormant mining towns. Land speculators at nearby Silver Peak bought up the land in that area and jacked the land prices so high that the 100-stamp mill planned at Silver Peak was built 1 ½ miles west of here to become the hub of Blair.

The Pittsburg-Silver Peak Gold Mining Company built the 17 ½-mile Silver Peak Railroad running north in 1906 and the big mill (Nevada's largest in its day) in 1907.

The remnants of stone buildings and mill foundations are the only remains of a once-thriving, but short-lived, mining town.

By 1920, Blair was all but deserted.

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Haven't been to this one, yet.

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