LONGSTREET

NAME: Longstreet
COUNTY: Nye
ROADS: 2WD
GRID: 1
CLIMATE: Hot summer, cool winter.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Anytime.
COMMENTS: Not worth visiting.
REMAINS: Not much

Jack Longstreet formed the small camp after he discovered gold and silver ore in 1907. Longstreet had a shady reputation, which undoubtedly had some influence on the fact that no more than fifteen people worked the property. The camp did not last even one year and no substantial buildings were erected. The district remained silent until 1928 when a mining company purchased the Longstreet mine and began fairly intensive operations. After two years, the mine produced only $10,000 worth of gold and silver. But during that time the camp had increased to twenty-five and a boardinghouse and a few other buildings were built. The mill closed in 1931. Longstreet’s remains are not very interesting and are not worth the effort of getting there and a four-wheel drive vehicle is a necessity.

Submitted by: HBC

 


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