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Rawhide, NV

Posted: 15 Aug 2003 4:16AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 19 Feb 2004 6:29AM GMT
Does anyone know where Rawhide, NV is or used to be. Thank you.

Re: Rawhide, NV

Robert Berry (View posts)
Posted: 1 Sep 2003 9:29PM GMT
Classification: Query
Sunset Magazine's book, "Ghost Towns of the West" 1971,1978 pub.date has a map on p. 61, and a photo on p. 87. I understand the town is now gone when the mine expanded in the 1980's. It was in the area between Fallon, NV, Walker Lake and Ione,NV. The book says 20 miles south of US 50 at a point 35 miles southeast of Fallon.

Re: Rawhide, NV

Dolores Lubow (View posts)
Posted: 14 Sep 2003 10:54PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello, I have the names of about sixty people who died in Rawhide 1908 /1909. Are you looking for death information?

Dolores Lubow
Vande_2000@Yahoo.com

Re: Rawhide, NV

Joe Kukler (View posts)
Posted: 29 Oct 2003 1:45AM GMT
Classification: Query
Yes
Hwy 50 East from Fallon or West from Ely
somehwere in the middle of the Desert is a sign that says Rawhide, you can see it in the distance (some 5 or 6 miles) south of 50. I hear it's a ghost town but don't know.

Re: Rawhide, NV

Earl Swinhart (View posts)
Posted: 21 Nov 2003 6:42AM GMT
Classification: Query
If you're still looking - I've been there, about 8 years ago. There's not much left. Some old foundations of mining enterprises, parts of one or two old buildings, and someone (probably a prospector) who follows your every move from a pickup truck.
You'll need a 4-wheel-drive. Go to Hawthorne, NV. On the northeast side of town you take State Route 839 (a dirt road) heading northeast through the Hawthorne Army Amunition Depot and up into the hills. At approximately 43 miles, there is a small sign on the left that says "Rawhide" pointing west-north-west. Go 4.5 miles to Rawhide.

Re: Rawhide, NV

Posted: 11 Nov 2004 7:27AM GMT
Classification: Query
The directions from Hawthorne are the best to take. All there is now is an abandoned Mining outfit that bought the town. It has just been approved for land fill so . . .
The only building left was the jail and it is in Hawthorne now on the South East side of the Mineral County Court House.
Bonnie

Re: Rawhide, NV

Pat (View posts)
Posted: 11 Nov 2004 9:56PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks Bonnie for the info on Rawhide, NV. Do you have any idea if there is any info on Rawhide and its residents? Thanks again. Pat

Re: Rawhide, NV

Posted: 12 Nov 2004 5:30PM GMT
Classification: Query
I have some old newspapers from there on a CD I hope to get to soon. There is some tombstone inscriptions here:
http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nv/mineral/rawhide.txt
There isn't very many there. I have about six or so in my death index for Mineral County.
cactusgems_garden.tripod.com
Until 1911 Nye, Esmeralda and Mineral were all one county. I know there are ghost town books and some ghost town information on the Internet. That is all I'm aware of at the moment. I am going to visit my local museum in the next few days and I'll have her refresh my mind as to what she has available.
Bonnie

Re: Rawhide, NV

Pat (View posts)
Posted: 13 Nov 2004 3:10AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks again Bonnie for the info. My g grandmother lived in Rawhide 1900-1905. I rec'd a copy of an old newspaper clipping from Rawhide. It was about my g grandmother with a picture of her , article titled "First Lady of Rawhide". She had the first hotel there, a tent cabin!! I know very little about her except she traveled the " mining circuit". She lived in Goldfield in the late 1890's and early 1900's. She had a hotel there that burned at some point. Census records I have looked at the past few years do not have her name in them. She was Mary Suprenant. Her son, Albert was listed in a Goldfield directory and census around 1900 and 1906. She later moved to Keeler, Ca near Lone Pine. Probably around 1940's to 1956 when she passed away and is buried in Lone Pine. According to the Rawhide article she crossed the country a few times. States it stated she said she lived in, Dakota Territory, Aspen, CO, Butte, MT and Nevada, all mining areas. I have checked so many websites, etc in the past 2 years without any luck, even made a trip to Carson City and the State Archives library. Anyway, sorry to write such a lengthy note, but if you come across any one by that last name I would appreciate it if you could let me know. The spelling of the last name could be misspelled. the one above is the correct spelling. Thanks again, Pat

Re: Rawhide, NV

Posted: 13 Nov 2004 4:17AM GMT
Classification: Query
It seems she should be in one of the history type books you find at a museum.
I'll keep her name in mind. I'd love to find more on her. She sounds very interesting.
Bonnie
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