STIRLING

NAME: Stirling
COUNTY: Nye
ROADS: 4WD
GRID: 1
CLIMATE: Hot summer, cool winter.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Anytime.
COMMENTS: Short lived.
REMAINS: Scant ruins.

The town of Stirling formed in April 1907 when the Ore City Mining Company reopened the Sterling mine and began intensive operations. The company found both gold and copper ore in the old mine and in other newly discovered claims in the area. A townsite was platted at the base of Mount Sterling and soon there were twenty-five people living in the town. Water came from Big Timber Spring on the backside of Mount Sterling. In its May 3, 1907 issue, the Reno Evening Gazette remarked that Stirling appeared to be a promising camp just as the camp was dying out. The town lasted into 1908. The post office closed on February 13 th and the town ceased to exist. Only scant ruins are left at Stirling. No buildings remain.

Submitted by: HBC

 


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