Eastern Mojave Vegetation Lida, Esmeralda County, Nevada.

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Small former mining town in Esmeralda County.

"Known as a contact point for Shoshone and Northern Paiute Indians, Lida Valley was the site of early prospecting in 1860's.

"Later prospectors organized a mining district in 1867 and laid out the town in 1872. Soon stores, shops, stables and a post office were established. Some ore was milled locally, yet high-grade ore ($500-$1,000 per ton) was treated at Austin or Belmont. After 1880 mining declined.

"Lida revived and thrived for three years during the Goldfield boom but declined again in 1907. Mining efforts resumed a few years later, and a small community existed here until World War I." (Nevada Historical Marker No. 157)

Doing some research on the Internet in mid-2004, I learned that the town site of Lida comprises 124 lots all owned by Jack Vogt, a local cattle rancher. The ranch is for sale, with an offering price of $20,000,000.00. Included in the property are the historic town sites of Lida, Pigeon Spring, and Palmetto, as well as 2,882 acres and ten mining claims.

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Date and time this article was prepared:8:15:37 AM, 7/13/2024.