Fairview (1905-1917)

Churchill County

"As an avid ghost town shooter, Fairview would be quite the visit, simply because of the grim remains of the great town. As a photographer, not only do I go for the "artsy" side of the craft, but it also doubles as a need to document places like Fairview. Unfortunately, I can't do much more than look at this lone historic marker ... the only viable way to "visit" Fairview." -- Journal Entry, August 2007

Along US 50, 30 miles east of Fallon

Original Date Visited: 8/19/07

Signed: Both lanes of US 50

  • Marker 202 plaque
  • Early fall snow on Fairview Peak
  • Marker 202 along Americas Loneliest Road

Exact Description:
Fairview was part of the renewed interest of 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 and 1907. A substantial town that boasted 27 saloons, hotels, banks, assay offices, a newspaper, post office and a miner's 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 at the time, bought some of the first claims in Fairview to give impetus to a boom.

Early fall snow on Fairview Peak.

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