PINTO

NAME: Pinto
COUNTY: White Pine
ROADS: 4WD
GRID: 1
CLIMATE: Hot summer, cool winter.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Anytime.

COMMENTS: Interesting Scenery.
REMAINS: A few stone walls.

Pinto was the scene of frenzied smelting activity as demand for smelting facilities for the Eureka mines rose. Despite the emphases on smelting, Pinto also had several prominent mines. The town grew as fast as the mining and smelting did. During 1869, the town had a population of about 100, four stores, three saloons, several boardinghouses, a school, and a few other businesses. Two sawmills were built nearby to supply the town with building supplies. A post office was opened on September 9, 1870 but by that time Pinto was past its prime. The ore deposits proved shallow and that, combined with the construction of huge smelters in Eureka, spelled doom for the town of Pinto. By 1884, Pinto had joined the ghosts. A few stone walls and mill foundations are what is left to mark the Pinto townsite.
Submitted by: HBC

 


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