Eldorado Canyon

Eldorado Canyon (HM1QNI)

Location: Boulder City, NV 89005 Clark County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 49.662', W 114° 56.19'

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Head of Steamboat Navigation in Nevada

Eldorado Canyon, the site of a mining boom, runs east from here to the Colorado River. Prospectors began digging for gold and silver here, about 1859, forming the Colorado Mining District. The three largest mines, the Techatticup, Wall Street, and El Dorado Rand Group, yielded over $6,000,000.
This portion of the Colorado River was navigable before the construction of Hoover Dam, allowing steamboats and barges to freight good 350 miles from the California Gulf to the mouth of Eldorado Canyon and upriver. The steamboat era peaked in the 1860s, but continued to the turn of the twentieth century.
In 1867, the US. (sic) Army established an outpost at Eldorado Canyon to secure the riverboat freight and protect miners in the canyon from Native Americans. The military abandoned the camp in 1869. In the 1870s, the mines flourished again, producing ore until World War II.
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HM NumberHM1QNI
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Marker Number6
Placed ByNevada Historic Preservation Office
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, February 4th, 2016 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 686394 N 3966803
Decimal Degrees35.82770000, -114.93650000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 49.662', W 114° 56.19'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 49' 39.72" N, 114° 56' 11.4" W
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Area Code(s)702
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near NV-165, Boulder City NV 89005, US
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