|"Old" Battle Mountain (Lander Co.)|
40°36'45.7"N 117°03'23.4"W Galena Canyon, NV Quad
|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.
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.
|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.