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Carrara lies about nine miles south of Beatty, NV at the bottom of the eastern slopes of the mountains.

No gold, or silver, were discovered here, this was a marble quarry.  The first attempts at quarrying the marble proved a bust because the type of marble was found to be too fractured to produce large pieces.  Later attempts at quarrying marble higher up in Carrara Canyon proved more successful and the township of Carrara sprang up at the foot of the canyon.  The township was officially dedicated in May of 1913.  The town established a weekly newspaper (The Obelisk), a post office, a hotel, a restaurant, a store, a town swimming pool, and a Tonopah & Tidewater railroad station.  The population consisted of about 100 residences.

The town started to decline by about 1917, when the newspaper shut down.  The post office closed in 1924.  Only a few concrete foundations remain.

 

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Road to Marble Quarry

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Fountain base - The center of town

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Looking down at the town from the Quarry road

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