Nevada Rock Art Geocaching Historical Markers

Historical Marker #99

Located on U.S. Highway 50, twenty-one miles south of Ely, Nevada.


Silver and gold were discovered in 1873 in what was to become Taylor, a typical mining community supported chiefly by the Argus and Monitor mines. In seven years, the town boasted a population of 1500 people, seven saloons, three general stores, an opera house, a Wells Fargo office and professional services. By 1886, Taylor was the center of the county activity, a social highlight being the annual 4th of July celebration.

Mining continued intermittently until 1919. Then a 100-ton cyanide plant at the Argus mine gave new impetus, but production declined when the price of silver plummeted. World War II renewed mining activity temporarily. More than $1 million in silver, gold, copper and lead had been produced.

Notes on this marker:

There are two markers right across the street from each other. Here's one!

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