Veteran is a ghost town in the state of Nevada, USA,[1] just west of the present-day town of Ruth. It was the site of a tent city and mining town between 1906 and 1914, though the current site is abandoned.

Veteran, Nevada
Ghost town
Veteran, Nevada is located in Nevada
Veteran, Nevada
Veteran, Nevada
Coordinates: 39°16′03″N 115°01′46″W / 39.26750°N 115.02944°W / 39.26750; -115.02944[1]
CountryUnited States
CountyWhite Pine
Elevation7,330 ft (2,237 m)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
Area code775
GNIS ID850913

When copper ore was discovered in the vicinity of Veteran in 1906, a company town for the Cumberland-Ely Copper Company was constructed in a matter of months.[2] A rail line was completed into Veteran in 1907, which was the western terminus for the Nevada Northern Railway.[3] At its peak around 1910, the town had over 100 inhabitants. Due to a crash in ore prices in 1913, Veteran's buildings were relocated to Ruth the following year and the town was disbanded. Open-pit mining continued in the area until at least the 1950s and today the former townsite is excavated earth.

References Edit

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Veteran (historical)
  2. ^ "Veteran". Ghost Towns. Retrieved June 7, 2020.
  3. ^ Myrick, David F. (2007). Railroads of Nevada and Eastern California. Vol. 1: The Northern Roads. University of Nevada Press. pp. 125–131.