|Eastern Mojave Vegetation||Hiko, Lincoln County, Nevada.|
The town of Hiko, first established in the late 1860's, is located in the north end of the Pahranagat Valley. In March of 1865, Indians of the Pahranagat Valley revealed the location of silver to several white settlers. By October of that same year, a camp was established at Hiko. The name is said to have been a Shoshone Indian word meaning
“white man” or “white man's town.” A “rush” occurred in early 1866 producing a population of a few hundred residents. During this time, William Raymond purchased many
“squatter's claims” and laid out a town site after obtaining the
necessary capital in the East. The new facility, including a five-stamp mill, started up in November, 1866. However, because of the absence of skilled workers, this effort soon failed and by 1871, the mill and county seat had moved to Pioche. The only evidence of this early mining activity today is the stone ruins and graveyard.
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Date and time this article was prepared:9:24:20 AM, 3/21/2017.