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Fairview Ghost town, and Fairview Peak, Nevada
Nevada

"1 1/2 miles south of this location is the Ghost town of Fairview (1905-1917). Fairview was part of the renewed interest in mining. triggered by the strikes in Tonopah and Goldfield. Discoveries in 1905 and 1907. A substantial town that boasted 27 saloonsk hotels, banksm assay offices, a Newspaper, post office and a miner's union hall soon came into being. By 1908, the boom had passed and production leveled out. During 1911, the Nevada Hills mining company began an era of profitable milling that lasted until 1917. Production amounted to 3.8 million dollars in silver values.

George Wingfield and George Nixon, prominent Nevda mining promoters at the time, bought some of the first claims in Fairview to give impetus to a boom."

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Fairview Peak, located to the south east of this position was the site of a major earthquake magnitude 6.8 in 1954 on December 16th. These quakes were felt as far away as Elk, Nevada and the peak lifted an average of six feet relative to the surrounding valleys In some places the mountains rose more than 20 feet.

The hardpan to the south west is the electronic bombing range used by the Naval Air Station in Fallon, Nevada.  Sometimes you can see low flying aircraft practicing on the range.

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Uploaded: 08/08/2012
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