Star City (Pershing Co.) We Visited: 3/30/2007
Our Breakfast : Various egg-related dishes at Sturgeon's Casino
40° 32' 40"N, 118° 08' 26"W USGS Star Peak Quad

Directions: US 95 North from Fallon 32.9 miles;east on I-80 67 miles to Mill City Exit; South on SR400 9.1 miles; West 4.9 miles on dirt road

From Fallon: 113.9 miles

What Was

Silver was discovered here during the Civil War. The town boomed between 1864 and 1865 with over a thousand residents. Schools, saloons, stores, and ten stamp mill- all were abandoned by 1880 when the silver ran out.

Post Office: 4/15/1862 - 9/21/1868
Newspaper: None

What is

You can easily see where Star City was, but there isn't much left but a few rock ruins and crumbled foundations. The road was good when we went, and there were campers with a tent trailer up the road a few yards. This time of year the weather was perfect; running water, warm day, cold nights, no bugs. If you're planning on visiting any of the mines up the road, bring a high-clearance vehicle- the road gets a little rocky.

Luis making the grade on the road up to the Queen of Sheba Mine. It's rockier than it looks.
A view of Star City's civic center, looking SSE
Only bits and pieces remain of Star City's former glory days.
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