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  "Old" Battle Mountain (Lander Co.)

40°36'45.7"N 117°03'23.4"W Galena Canyon, NV Quad


Our breakfast: Black Rock Grill, Lovelock
Our dinner: Steaks at the Owl Club, Battle Mountain
Our motel: The Big Chief in Battle Mountain
Our Breakfast: Eggs at Broadway Colt Inn Casino, Battle Mountain

DIRECTIONS From Battle Mountain, head south on Broad St. (NV 305) for 5 miles; turn west on local road and head generally NW and W for about 3.5 miles.

The old town of Battle Mountain --also called Safford (not to be confused with the town in Eureka County)-- came into being in 1867 to serve the nearby mines. Shawn Hall says it was originally just south of Copper Basin, while USGS Geographic Names Information System says it's almost a mile to the NW. Regardless, it was moved to its present location when the railroad came through in 1868.
-Shawn Hall, Romancing Nevada's Past

Humboldt County, Nevada.—We extract the following local news from the Unionville Register of June 13th : Robert McBeth and George W. Fox have, at last found something in the shape of a quartz ledge that has already elevated them to a position of unmeasured wealth, their ledge, the Little- Giant, is situated at Battle Mountain, and is undoubtedly one of tbe biggest things in Nevada. They have been industriously engaged tor some months back in developing and opening out their ledge, and the result of tnelr labor is certainly gratifying.
-Sacramento Daily Union, June 16, 1868

J.A. Blossom's teams arrived this morning from Old Battle Mountain loaded with ore. The Battle Mountain Mining Co., shipped today, two cars of ore for Liverpool.
-Marysville Daily Appeal, September 1, 1870

POST OFFICE June 2, 1870 - October 30, 1872

A few flattened buildings in the area is all that's left, along with some contemporary mining activity that may or may not still be going on-- lots of waring signs about ore trucks and such. I've only made one album of photos of the entire area so when you click on "photographs" below you'll see photos from Galen as well as Copper, Old Battle Mountain, and Buckingham, and click the "Go Back" button you'll return here.

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