SHAFTER

NAME: Shafter
COUNTY: Elko
ROADS: 2WD
GRID: 1
CLIMATE: Pleasant summer, heavy snow in winter.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Summer, autumn.
COMMENTS: Pretty Scenery.
REMAINS: Not much of the original town

Originally known as Bews, Shafter was a siding for the Nevada Northern Railway and was established in 1906. It was renamed Bews in 1907 when the Western Pacific Railroad arrived. Lots were sold in the town. About 40 people lived here and a school opened in 1909 that did not close until 1932. By 1959 the office was closed and the town died. Today only foundations remain.

 


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