Juniper Springs, Nevada

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Juniper Springs
Ghost town
Juniper Springs is located in Nevada
Juniper Springs
Juniper Springs
Approximate location in Nevada
Coordinates: 38°37′N 117°50′W / 38.617°N 117.833°W / 38.617; -117.833
Country United States
State Nevada
Counties Nye
Founded 1910
Merged 1910
Population
 • Total 0

Juniper Springs (also called Juniper) is a former mining camp in Nye County, Nevada, that was inhabited in 1910. The mining camp was founded in the summer of 1910 on the location where N. E. Dyer had found ore. The camp was founded close to the competing camp Athens. Juniper Springs was owned by Dyer, who gave away free lots. In Athens, lots were sold for $50 and $75. The Juniper Lodging House and a store, that was owned by Guy Eckley, were the first businesses to open in Juniper Springs.[1] On July 9, 1910, the Athens Mining District, that comprised Juniper Springs and Athens, was organized at a meeting with over fifty attendees.[2][3] Juniper Springs and Athens merged in 1910 and the newly created mining camp was given the name Athens. Athens was populated until 1939.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hall, Shawn (1981). Preserving the Glory Days. Reno/Las Vegas: University of Nevada Press. pp. 2 and 3. 
  2. ^ "The Athens Mining District Formed Last Week". Reno Gazette-Journal. 18 July 1910. p. 6. Retrieved 12 March 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ "Duel with Knives". Reno Gazette-Journal. 6 August 1910. p. 7. Retrieved 12 March 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read

Coordinates: 38°37′N 117°50′W / 38.617°N 117.833°W / 38.617; -117.833(approximate location)