|Eastern Mojave Vegetation||Pioche, Lincoln County, Nevada.|
Mining town in east-central Nevada.
In 1869, Francois Pioche, a San Francisco businessman, bought out some of the claims of the Meadow Valley Mining Company. A town sprang up around the claims on the “panacker ledge,” which became known as Pioche's City, or Pioche. More prospectors drifted into the area and staked claims, sometimes overlapped prior ones. Mine owners resorted to hiring guards and gunfighters to protect their mining claims. Guns were the only law, and Pioche made Bodie, Tombstone, and other better known towns pale in comparison with its violence. It has been claimed that seventy-five men died “with boots on” before anyone in Pioche died of natural causes.
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Frasera albomarginata S. Watson.
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Date and time this article was prepared:5:13:27 PM, 2/10/2017.