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Goodsprings Historical Society

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Goodsprings Historical Society
Goodsprings Community Center

Current Officers:

Current Trustees: Lary Anderson, David Beisecker, Stephen Fleming, Don Long, David Lowe, Julie Newberry, Stephanie Stephens

New events will be coming soon!

The next annual meeting will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 2:00PM in conjunction with the 38th Old Timers Reunion May 2nd & May 3rd 2020. Plan ahead and join us for fun!

Goodsprings to the Yellow Pine Mine Trail Grand Opening will be held on Saturday, May 4 , 2019 at 9AM at the Goodsprings Volunteer Fire Dept.

The First Annual Goodsprings Craft and Vendor Fairpdf will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 10 AM to 4 PM with benefits for Goodsprings School.

There will be an event held on Saturday, October 11, 2014pdf in conjunction with 150 Year Nevada celebration and the local OSTA to present an OSTA Marker at Goodsprings. See attached flyer for details.

Goodsprings School Centennial Year Celebration
Saturday, September 14, 2013 to celebrate 100 years since the school was built.

Goodsprings School Centennial Year Celebration and Alumni Reunion pdf
Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 10AM coinciding with the 31st Old Timers Reunion May 4th & May 5th 2013.
Please plan to attend.

A Soup Contestpdf will be presented on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at the Goodsprings Community Center from 12:00 noon to 1:15 pm followed by a Bake Sale.

Registration deadline is January 10th, 2013. See Details.pdf Come taste the soups, be the judges and join the fun.

Goodsprings School Christmas Play will be presented on December 20, 2012 at 6 PM

Santa will bring gifts for the children. Come join the fun.

Goodsprings School Bingo Bashpdf
Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 6 PM

See detailed and printable description in pdf format above. Come join the fun.

Goodsprings School Centennial Year Celebration--Event #2pdf
Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 2-5 PM

All residents of the Goodsprings township(Goodsprings, Sandy, Jean, Primm, Sloan) are invited to a family-friendly, fun-filled afternoon at the Goodsprings Community Park on Saturday, 09/15/12. Hot dogs, Games, Bake Sale/Auction(3 PM), School history displays and more. Everyone interested in history and education is invited to help us celebrate the 100th birthday of the oldest continuously operated school in Clark County. Special recognition will be given to all Goodsprings School alumni who are present for this event.

See detailed and printable description in pdf format above. Please plan to attend.

Watch for the next event: Bingo Bash, November 17, 2012.

Goodsprings School Centennial Year Celebration Hits Coyote Times News

Wanda attended the August 27th event and posted this great picture in the Sandy Valley Coyote Times.pdf

Goodsprings School 2012

Goodsprings School Turns 100 Celebration Events

Celebration began with the first day of school, August 27, 2012 including a flag pole presentation by Carolyn Edwards, CCSD District F Representative at 7:40 a.m. A video, regarding the event, has been released on a CCSD web site.

Goodsprings/Sandy Valley Event on 15 Oct 2011 at 11 AMpdf

A historical event will be held October 15, 2011 beginning at the Goodsprings Cemetery starting at 11 AM then travel to Sandy Valley school for a presentation of Frank and Edith Williams lives as collected by their granddaughter, Leanne Ferrdig. Highlight subjects are: Come one, come all and enjoy history!

Goodsprings Event on 24 Sept 2011 at 10 AMpdf

A historical event will be held September 24, 2011 beginning at the Goodsprings Community Center starting at 10 AM. Highlight subjects are: Come one, come all and enjoy! Additional Festivities include:

Goodsprings Historic Event, November 7, 2009pdf

Sam Yount--Goodsprings, 1914
Sam Yount 1914

Follow-up on the Goodsprings School Closure

The Clark County School District has allowed our school to remain open and has added six students from Primm. We are safe until 2012.

The Clark County School District would like to close the Goodsprings School, which is imminent. The District received correspondence from many of you who responded to our SOS and the public meeting, held on January 22nd, was addressed by Steve Fleming, Julie Newberry, Ruth Rawlinson and Liz Warren as speakers for our school. An mp3 recording of the event can be heard at [External site] CCSD Board Docs then select 01-22-09 meeting and open section 7 for 01-22-09 Ref. 7.03, 7.04.mp3. The file is also available here 01-22-09 Ref. 7.03, 7.04.mp3 mp3 with vocal results. We thank the many alumni who supported Goodsprings at the meeting and in letters.

The school will be allowed to operate one more year while attempting to cut down expenses and solve the budget problems. Carolyn Edwards, our representative on the School Board, is assembling a list of people interested in helping to resolve the Goodsprings School closure that still looms over our town. She would like to have people who want to be kept in the loop, and who will attend meetings from time to time, perhaps even research answers to some of the issues. She is compiling names and e-addresses of all who are willing to share them with her. She will send out bulletins, set meetings, bring School District staff to discuss finances, etc.

This will be a yearlong project and YOU CAN HELP. However, you must act now. Please contact Carolyn Edwards directly at:

Email: [remove the "-nospam" from address to send]

Carolyn Edwards, District F Representative
Clark County School District
5100 West Sahara Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89146

If you want to save our school, please write. Your input counts.



We've passed the first milestone in our proposed Rails to Trails project for the Yellow Pine Railroad - our preliminary proposal was given the green light by the regional National Park Service office in California. The GHS Board of Trustees met on November 12, 2005 with Liz Smith-Incer, local representative of the program, to learn about what the next step will be and what our commitment involves. Some photos of that project group are posted here.

In absence of a local agent, Barbara Rice, Program Leader NPS from Oakland, CA, became our project leader in January 2007. Her commitment and frequent trips from Oakland are appreciated .

The Feasibilty planning has been completed by Shapins Belt Collins with results placed on Clark County website [External site] Goodsprings Trails Study.

The project is in line to be considered by the BLM's Resource Advisory Council for the next round of SNPLMA grants. That should happen this fall. It will compete with other projects, but the fact that we have a completed feasibility study should help.

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