Buster Falls, Nevada

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Buster Falls, now a ghost town, was a mining camp in El Dorado Canyon above Huse Spring and the Techatticup Mine in the Colorado Mining District during the time of the American Civil War. The source of the name of the camp is unknown. Its site lay along the canyon a mile above the site of Lucky Jim Camp. [1] [2]:15, and Note 33 [3]:611 The site would be just above the El Dorado Canyon's confluence with Copper Canyon. [4]

History

Founded in 1862, during the time of the American Civil War, Buster Falls was the home of miners sympathetic to the Union cause. A mile down the canyon at the foot of the Techatticup Mine, lay Lucky Jim Camp, the home of miners sympathetic to the Confederate cause. [2]:15, and Note 33 [3]:611

Site today

This site appears to be currently occupied by buildings 0.4 miles southwest of the center of Nelson, Nevada on Nevada State Route 165.

References

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Lucky Jim Camp
  2. ^ a b Townley, John M. (Spring 1968). "Early Development of El Dorado Canyon and Searchlight Mining Districts" (PDF). Nevada Historical Society Quarterly. 11 (1). Retrieved September 19, 2020.
  3. ^ a b James Graves Scrugham, Nevada: A Narrative of the Conquest of a Frontier Land, Vol. 1, American Historical Society, Chicago, 1935
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Copper Canyon


Latitude and Longitude:

35°42′10″N 114°49′13″W / 35.70278°N 114.82028°W / 35.70278; -114.82028