Nevada Rock Art Geocaching Historical Markers

Historical Marker #202

Located along U.S. Highway 50, six miles east of Frenchman.

Fairview (1905-1917)

Fairview was part of the renewed interest in mining, triggered by the strikes in Tonopah and Goldfield. Discoveries in 1905 of a rich silver float led to a boom that lasted through 1906 to 1907. A substantial town that boasted 27 saloons, hotels, banks, assay offices, a newspaper, post office and a miners' Union Hall soon came into being. By 1908, the boom had passed and production leveled out. During 1911, the Nevada Hills Mining Company began an era of profitable milling that lasted until 1917. Production amounted to 3.8 million dollars in silver values.

George Wingfield and George Nixon, prominent Nevada mining promoters of the time, bought some of the first claims in Fairview to give impetus to a boom.

Notes on this marker:

Rumor says you can go to Fairview, but the military gate indicates that would be a fool thing to do. You can see the bank safe from the Marker though.

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