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    Originally posted by pat


    : I would like to find more information on

    : the history of (ghost town) star city, pershing county,

    : nevada.

    : Other than going to the state archives, does anyone

    : else know where I can obtain history information?




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    Default Re: star city nevada

    Originally posted by Jake Sierra


    : : I would like to find more information on

    : : the history of (ghost town) star city, pershing county,

    : : nevada.

    : : Other than going to the state archives, does anyone

    : : else know where I can obtain history information?



    : Here are a few of my ideas:

    : 1) The History of Neveda 1540-1888 by, H.H. Bancroft

    : 2) A Century of Nevada Post Offices, 1852-1957 by: Walter N. Frickstad

    : 3) The Newspapers of Nevada, 1858-1958 by: Richard E. Lingenfelter

    : All of these sources should prove to be reliable, and useful for gathering more information. I hope that this helps. I do have copies of each of these works, so if they are unavailable to you, let me know and I will see what I can do.




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    Default Re: star city nevada

    Originally posted by Yet Another Bob


    : Star City, also called Star was located in Star Canyon (east side of Humboldt Range) about ten miles south of Mill City. Discovered in 1861 (Don Ashbaugh claimed fall of 1860), Star City, also spelled Starr City, had a post office from April 1862 to September 1868. The remains of Star are shown on the Star Peak 7.5 Minute map at 403240N/1180826W. The camp, largest in the Star Mining District, grew around the Sheba silver mine and reached a population of over 1000 people (Miller says 1,200) at the time of Statehood (1864). The population waned almost as fast and only a handful remained by the 1870 census. The Sheba Silver Mine is said to have produced over $5,000,000 in about 6 years. I believe the Queen of Sheba Mine (403242N/1180908W) is the modern name for that mine but haven't confirmed it. My "work-in-progress" GIS database shows an express station from 1862-1869 and a telegraph station 1864-1868 but I have no citation. I consider it a ghost after 1870 but there have been off and on workings in Star Canyon till present. Let us know what you find. David Basso works and might be a good place to start. Wish I had more information handy and please excuse my spelling.




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    Default Re: star city nevada

    Originally posted by David A. Wright


    : WESTERN PLACES monograph series book by Alan H. Patera. Available through:

    : WESTERN PLACES

    : P.O. Box 2093

    : Lake Grove, OR 97035



    : Ask for Vol. 4, No.2

    : THE HUMBOLDT RANGE

    : 19th CENTURY MINING CAMPS




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    Default Re: star city nevada

    Originally posted by Forrest Manning

    : Was Star City and the Sheba Company part of a larger entity? Did the Sheba Company own mining interests in California- Santa Clara and or Sacramento?
    : In Star city, there was also a Wells Fargo bank, some stores and hotels. My "uncle" James Manning was there in Star City, was hurt in a mining accident, and bought a check from the local Wells Fargo office. He later moved on to Winnemucca where he established some successful businesses.


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