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Campbell CabinCampbell Cabin

This dry-laid rock cabin, the oldest permanent building in Goodsprings, was constructed in 1886 by A. G. Campbell, a wealthy mining promoter from Utah who owned numerous claims in the district, and prospectors Jonas Taylor and William Smith. A. E. Thomas, then the sole resident of the town, occupied the house from 1896 to 1898.

Goodsprings School 1938
Goodsprings School, circa 1938
Photo Courtesy UNLV Special Collections


The first Goodsprings School was established in 1907 in a tent; Miss Winifred Hardy, teacher. After a number of moves, the present building was erected, in 1913. Now on the National Register, it is the oldest school in Clark County that was built as a school and is still used as a school.

Pioneer Saloon and Goodsprings Cafe
Pioneer Saloon and Goodsprings Cafe
Photo Courtesy UNLV Special Collections, Cout


The saloon and the café next door, erected by prominent businessman George Fayle in 1913, are sheathed in pressed tin. The cherry wood bar was brought down from Rhyolite, already a Nye County ghost town. The Pioneer Saloon is a landmark watering hole that still serves the thirsty of the 21st century.

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The next annual meeting will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 2:45PM in conjunction with the 36th Old Timers Reunion May 5th & May 6th 2018. Plan ahead and join us for fun!

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