Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member leadhiker
N 35° 28.055 W 114° 54.427
11S E 689899 N 3926910
Quick Description: Searchlight has a most interesting and intriguing history that includes many famous names: Clara Bow, Rex Bell, Edith Head, Louis Meyer, LT William Nellis, U.S. Senator Harry Reid, John Macready, James Cashman, and legends of the old west.
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 11/2/2011 6:17:57 PM
Waymark Code: WMD0MH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
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Gold was discovered near here in 1897. In July 1898, the Searchlight Mining District was organized and in October the post office opened. The boom peaked in 1907 and quickly faded along with the town. But the town never died, instead becoming the home of such luminaries as Edith Head, John Macready, Rex Bell, Clara Bow, and William Nellis. We dedicate this plaque to Searchlight's pioneer redshirted miners.

Dedicated October 3, 1998
Queho Posse, JCB SST, E Clampus Vitus

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