Silver City, Nevada
|Time zone||UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))|
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Silver City was established in 1859, named for the silver deposits discovered in the area near the Lyon/Carson border. Through this narrow gorge called Gold Canyon, above Devil's Gate, thousands of travelers passed on their way to the silver mines of the Comstock Lode.
By 1861, the town had four hotels, multiple saloons and boarding houses, and a population of 1200. Silver city provided boarding facilities for animals used in hauling ore-laden wagons between the Comstock mining areas and mills on the Carson River. A foundry, the first iron works in Nevada was moved here from Johntown in 1862. The town was the site of the Comstock's first silver mill—Paul's Pioneer. During the 1870's, additional mills were built and by 1871, Silver City had eight mills with 95 stamps.