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Fairview, Nevada
Ghost town
Country United States
State Nevada
County Churchill
Population
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Fairview is a ghost town in Churchill County, Nevada, in the United States of America.

History

Fairview changed locations twice, once to move closer to the mines and mills in which the town's residents worked, and once because the town outgrew the narrow canyon in which the second town was sited. It is currently a ghost town. One of the few remnants of the old town is the bank vault from the first town site's bank; the vault can be seen from the nearby Austin-Lincoln Highway.

Fairview and Bermond Station Nevada 1910
Fairview and Bermond Station Nevada in southeast Churchill County in 1910

The town grew as a result from a discovery of ore in 1904. The town was prosperous from 1907 to 1912. Post office closed 1919.

Famous Nevada Hills Gold Mine
Famous Nevada Hills Gold Mine

A stop for the Pony Express

Pony Express Map William Henry Jackson
Pony Express route map

1954 earthquakes

A very large earthquake doublet occurred on December 16, 1954. The Dixie Valley/Fairview earthquakes occurred four minutes apart, each with a maximum Mercalli intensity of X (Extreme). The initial shock measured 7.3 Mw and the second shock measured 6.9 Mw. Damage to man-made structures was minimal because the region was sparsely populated at the time, but oblique-slip motion on a normal fault resulted in the appearance of large fault scarps.

  • Murbarger, Nell. "They Found New Wealth in Fairview". Desert (magazine). October 1955. pp 11–15. [1]
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