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1. Cover Photo Buck Station.JPG
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 Buck Station

 Cherry Creek

 Cherry Creek Summit

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1. Cover Photo Collin's Place.JPG
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 Cleve Creek

 Collins Place

 Egan Basin- Unknown Mill

 Egan Canyon

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 Fort Ruby

 Ivirs City

 Jacob's Well Station

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1. Cover Photo CC to Currie RR.JPG
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 Lane City


 Nevada Northern Railroad

 Newark Valley- East

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1. Cover Photo Sawmill Canyon.JPG

 Newark Valley- West

 Pogue's Station

 Ruby Valley Pony Express

 Sawmill Canyon

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1. Cover Photo Stonehouse.JPG
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 Spring Valley

 Spring Valley Station

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 Transcontinental Telegraph Line


 Steptoe Valley


The White Pine Mining District was first organized in the Fall of 1865. It took its name from the trees that covered the mountains in the area. White Pine gained prominence in 1868 when rich ore was discovered on Treasure Hill. The Eberhardt Mine was formed and people rushed to the area. This would become one of the most prominent rushes and mining booms in Nevada history. The towns of Hamilton, Treasure City, Eberhardt, Shermantown and others in the area would boom for many years. Thousands of residents would eventually call the White Pine District home. Fraternal organizations, newspapers and businesses of every kind would establish themselves here. White Pine County was officially established by the legislature in April of 1869. It was created out of a portion of Lander County. The first county seat was located at Hamilton. In 1875, the legislature cut a portion from Nye County and added it to White Pine County. The distinction of largest town in White Pine County would change several times starting in the early to mid 1870's. Cherry Creek, Ward and Taylor all had the distinction at one time or another. Ely was named the county seat in 1887. Mining, ranching and the maximum-security prison are the primary sources of employment in the county. The population was estimated at 9.700 residents as of 2021.

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