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Sessions Wheeler describes Varyville as being on the Eastern side of the Black Rock Range, north of [[Hardin City]].  In 1886, Ladue Vary discovered gold and silver in a canyon about 30 miles west of Quinn River Crossing.  It was reported that would not take less than $100,000.  Vary never sold though he did lease the land to others who successfully recovered ore.  Vary lived on the property raising hay until 1906, when he was taken to Winnemucca due to his age.  He died a year later at the age of 96.
Sessions Wheeler describes Varyville as being on the Eastern side of the Black Rock Range, north of [[Hardin City]].  In 1886, Ladue Vary<ref>[https://archive.org/stream/10thcensus0758unit#page/n528/mode/1up 1880 Census for "Bartlet" aka Bartlett Creek]</ref> discovered gold and silver in a canyon about 30 miles west of Quinn River Crossing.  It was reported that would not take less than $100,000.  Vary never sold though he did lease the land to others who successfully recovered ore.  Vary lived on the property raising hay until 1906, when he was taken to Winnemucca due to his age.  He died a year later at the age of 96.


Lincoln (1923) states the district was discovered by Vary in the early 1870's and organized as the Columbia district in 1875<ref>Francis Church Lincoln, "[http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015011432807;view=1up;seq=118 Mining Districts and Mineral Resources of Nevada]," Verdi, Nev.: Nevada Newsletter Publishing Co., p. 104, 1923.</ref>.
Lincoln (1923) states the district was discovered by Vary in the early 1870's and organized as the Columbia district in 1875<ref>Francis Church Lincoln, "[http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015011432807;view=1up;seq=118 Mining Districts and Mineral Resources of Nevada]," Verdi, Nev.: Nevada Newsletter Publishing Co., p. 104, 1923.</ref>.
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== References ==
== References ==
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* Sessions Wheeler, "The Black Rock Desert," p. [http://books.google.com/books?id=gBYUBc-O4OgC&lpg=PA142&ots=jyW1y2pPUa&dq=varyville%20black%20rock%20desert&pg=PA142#v=onepage&q=varyville%20black%20rock%20desert&f=false 142]
* Sessions Wheeler, "The Black Rock Desert," p. [http://books.google.com/books?id=gBYUBc-O4OgC&lpg=PA142&ots=jyW1y2pPUa&dq=varyville%20black%20rock%20desert&pg=PA142#v=onepage&q=varyville%20black%20rock%20desert&f=false 142]
* Idah Meacham Strobridge, "In Miner's Mirage-Land," p. [http://books.google.com/books?id=UXVCAAAAIAAJ&lpg=PA72&ots=of5gOjQOZf&dq=%22Ladue%20Vary%22&pg=PA72#v=snippet&q=Vary&f=false 72], mentions Ladue Vary, (1904).  Full text available from [http://archive.org/details/inminersmiragel00cogoog archive.org].
* Idah Meacham Strobridge, "In Miner's Mirage-Land," p. [http://books.google.com/books?id=UXVCAAAAIAAJ&lpg=PA72&ots=of5gOjQOZf&dq=%22Ladue%20Vary%22&pg=PA72#v=snippet&q=Vary&f=false 72], mentions Ladue Vary, (1904).  Full text available from [http://archive.org/details/inminersmiragel00cogoog archive.org].

Revision as of 06:06, 31 December 2014

Sessions Wheeler describes Varyville as being on the Eastern side of the Black Rock Range, north of Hardin City. In 1886, Ladue Vary[1] discovered gold and silver in a canyon about 30 miles west of Quinn River Crossing. It was reported that would not take less than $100,000. Vary never sold though he did lease the land to others who successfully recovered ore. Vary lived on the property raising hay until 1906, when he was taken to Winnemucca due to his age. He died a year later at the age of 96.

Lincoln (1923) states the district was discovered by Vary in the early 1870's and organized as the Columbia district in 1875[2].

Alma Schulmerich describes "Varryville" as being successful from 1870 to 1880 with 150 families being present an a state running between Winnemucca and Varryville. Schulmerich continues that the town disappeared, leaving only "three or four stone houses and an old arrastra."

References

  1. 1880 Census for "Bartlet" aka Bartlett Creek
  2. Francis Church Lincoln, "Mining Districts and Mineral Resources of Nevada," Verdi, Nev.: Nevada Newsletter Publishing Co., p. 104, 1923.

External Links

  • GNIS Varyville (historical)
  • "History: Mining town in Columbia MD began 1875-1880s, Leonard Creek late 1920s-1930s"
  • "Citation: U.S. Geological Survey. Geographic Names Phase I data compilation (1976-1981). 31-Dec-1981. Primarily from U.S. Geological Survey 1:24,000-scale topographic maps (or 1:25K, Puerto Rico 1:20K) and from U.S. Board on Geographic Names files. In some instances, from 1:62,500 scale or 1:250,000 scale maps."
    • Variant: Columbia: "Paher, Stanley W. Nevada Ghost Towns and Mining Camps. Berkeley: Howell-North Books, 1970, 492 pp. Gives historical background for mining towns and camps in Nevada. p148"
    • Variant: Leonard Creek: "Gamett, James, and Paher, Stanley W. Nevada Post Offices. Las Vegas: Nevada Publications, 1983, 176 pp. Discusses historical background of Nevada post offices. p88"