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Jiggs, Nevada
Unincorporated community
2013-10-20 15 46 04 View north along Nevada State Route 228 in Jiggs.JPG
Country United States
State Nevada
County Elko
Population (2000)
 • Total 2
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)

Jiggs is an unincorporated community in Elko County, Nevada (USA) at the south end of State Route 228. It contains a very small school.

The community is part of the Elko Micropolitan Statistical Area. Jiggs is located at the southwestern foothills of the extensive Ruby Mountains; the community is about 30 miles south of Elko.

History

The site was formerly a year-round camp for Native Americans gathering pine nuts.

Name

Prior names for the settlement had been Mound Valley, Skelton and Hylton—unfortunately, all at the same time. Since no one could seem to agree on a name, postal authorities chose a new name from a list submitted by local ranchers for the new post office to be established December 18, 1918. One of the names was Jiggs, a character in the “Bringing Up Father” comic strip, who is always bickering with his wife Maggie.

Film History

  • The town was featured in a 1965 Volkswagen advertising campaign in which the entire population (5 adults, 4 children and a dog) was shown comfortably seated inside a VW Bus.
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