Goodsprings Nevada State Historic Marker #102

Goodsprings NSHM 20 is Nevada State Historical Marker number one hundred and two and is located in Clark County, Nevada.

Goodsprings, Nevada - 1924
Goodsprings, Nevada – 1924

Goodsprings, Nevada, nestled in the picturesque foothills of the Spring Mountains, exudes the charm of a quaint desert town rich in history and rugged beauty. Its rustic buildings, some dating back to the late 19th century, evoke a sense of nostalgia, while its surrounding desert landscape offers breathtaking vistas and opportunities for outdoor adventures. Once a thriving mining community, Goodsprings retains its old-west character with saloons and historic landmarks like the Pioneer Saloon, known for its bullet-riddled walls and tales of Wild West lore. Today, visitors can explore the town’s heritage through its museums, enjoy hiking and off-roading in the nearby wilderness, or simply savor the tranquility of this hidden gem in the Nevada desert.

Nevada State Historical Markers identify significant places of interest in Nevada’s history. The Nevada State Legislature started the program in 1967 to bring the state’s heritage to the public’s attention with on-site markers. Budget cuts to the program caused the program to become dormant in 2009. Many of the markers are lost of damaged.

Nevada State Historic Marker Text

Ore deposits readily recognized in the faulted and folded limestone deposits of this district remained unworked until 1856, when the Mormons developed a single lead mine at Potosi–probably the oldest lode mine in Nevada.

Named for cattleman Joseph Good, the open springs area was developed into the mining-ranching community of Goodsprings by A.G. Campbell.

With completion of the Los Angeles-Salt Lake Railroad in 1905 and the narrow-gauge Yellow Pine Railroad from Jean to Goodsprings in 1911, transportation costs of the oxidized zinc minerals were reduced. The peak year of operations was reached in 1916, and Goodsprings then had 800 residents.

This district, with the greatest variety of valuable minerals in Nevada, produced a total of $25 million primarily in lead and zinc, with lesser amounts of gold, silver, copper, molybdenum, vanadium, nickel, cobalt, platinum, palladium and uranium.

Nevada Historic Marker #102

Goodsprings Map

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Goodprings NSHM Summary

NameGoodsprings Nevada
LocationNye County, Nevada
Latitude, Longitude35.8323,-115.4345


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