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Silverbow lies about 55 miles southeast of Tonopah.

Silver was discovered in Silverbow around 1904. Silver ore mined mined nearby was compared to the deposits at Goldfield. Soon, Silverbow was the largest mining camp in eastern Nye County. By the summer of 1905, the townsite was populated with a post office, stores, saloons, meat company, and a newspaper the Standard, which published one edition with the ink on the front page mixed with gold dust that supposedly assayed at $80,000 a ton! There was a stage run to Tonopah - fare seven dollars. Silverbow only lasted to around mid-1906 before joining the multitude of dead towns in the county. Small revivals occurred in 1913 and 1920, neither lasting very long.

A stone cabin, a couple wood cabins, and mill foundations remain.

 

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Nellis Air Force Range is right about, or just beyond the tree line.

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