BLACK HORSE

NAME: Black Horse
COUNTY: White Pine
ROADS: 4WD
GRID: 1
CLIMATE: Hot summer, cool winter.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Anytime.
COMMENTS: Interesting country.
REMAINS: Nothing.

Some of the richest ore ever discovered in Nevada came from Black Horse. This had its beginning in March 1906 when gold was discovered that assayed at more than $100,000 per ton. Almost over night the town had a population of 400 and three stores, three saloons, two boardinghouses, a blacksmith shop, and a barbershop. But Black Horse was doomed to be here today and gone tomorrow. One moment the ore was there, the next moment it was gone. Ore in the mines ran out in 1913 and Black Horse quickly became a ghost town after producing close to $1 million during its short existence. Today, most of Black Horse has disappeared. No buildings are left and only rubble and faint foundations remain.
Submitted by: HBC

 


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