811 Meadow Valley St, Pioche, NV, 89043
$65,000 ~ Off Market
Well, here’s 3 for 1 for the adventurous. These three old cabins are located in Pioche, Nevada (pop. 725), a remote community that’s somewhat of a ghost town. One cabin is livable, oanother needs completion, and the third is good for storage.
The first modern settlement at Pioche was in 1864 with the opening of a silver mine. The settlers didn’t stay long, however, because the local Indian tribes were not happy that their land was being usurped and launched a series of raids and massacres. The settlers returned in 1868, after the Indian raids were stopped and San Francisco land speculator François Pioche purchased the town. By the early 1870s, Pioche had become one of the most important silver-mining towns in the state and one of the roughest in the Old West.
Plenty of confusion over whose mine claims were whose led mine owners to hire guards. In 1872, Tom and Ed Newland hired gunmen to takeover the highly successful mine owned by William H. Raymond and John Ely. Raymond and Ely then hired four more men who subsequently raided the Newland mine during the night, killing one of the Newland guards. This led to a gunfight in the middle of town.
According to Wikipedia, “It was reported that nearly 60 percent of the homicides reported in Nevada during 1871–72 took place in and around Pioche. Local lore says 72 men were killed in gunfights before the first natural death occurred in the camp. This legend is immortalized by the creation of Boot Hill, now a landmark in the city.”
3 for 1 in a ghost town. Located just off Main Street in Pioche (darling mountain town 3 hours from Las Vegas). This property includes 3 cabins. Left one is unfinished on the interior, center one is completed and livable, right one would need major work to be livable, but makes a great storage unit. 30 minutes to Eagle Valley Reservior (picture included) where you can fish, hunting even closer. Great weekend getaway to unplug and relax!