EAST MANHATTAN

NAME: East Manhattan
COUNTY: Nye
ROADS: 2WD
GRID: 1
CLIMATE: Hot summer, cool winter.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Anytime.
COMMENTS: Short lived community.
REMAINS: Not much left.  

The small settlement of East Manhattan sprang up in early 1906 following the Manhattan boom that began in 1905. At its height during the spring of 1906, East Manhattan had two saloons, two stores, and a restaurant all housed in large tents and one wood building. Activity had ceased completely by the end of 1906 because the ore veins were very shallow and quickly ran out. The tent camp folded and soon everyone was gone. Not many signs of the settlement remain, but a nice spring marks the site of the camp. Less than a quarter of a mile east of the spring are the mines that haven’t been worked since 1906.

Submitted by: HBC

 


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