Eastern Mojave Vegetation Mountain City, Elko County, Nevada.
 
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In 1870, Mountain City was made after a silver mine was found in the area. Over a thousand people lived in Mountain City until the silver eventually ran out. Causing the town to lose over a thousand people. In 1879, copper was found at one of the mines North-East of Mountain City. People came rolling back in, causing a Boom Town, and played out until the copper eventually ran out.

A post office was established at Mountain City in 1870. The community was descriptively named on account of the natural surroundings of its elevated town site.

Due to its small size, Mountain City is classified by some writers as a ghost town.

As 2023, no new buildings or places have been built or constructed for Mountain City. The local-town bar has been keeping Mountain City alive for 20 years. The Duck Valley Indian Reservation Council fires anyone who goes to or is seen coming out of the bar.


Elevation: 5607ft, 1709m.

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Date and time this article was prepared:8:15:43 AM, 7/13/2024.