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Searchlight

Searchlight at an elevation of 3,540 ft, may have been named after a brand of matches; or a steamboat that traveled the Colorado River, or even a searchlight. No one knows for sure. Gold was first found in 1897 by G.F Colton. By 1898 the Searchlight Mining District was founded. By 1940 a total of about $4.5 million in gold was produced. Presently, the little Nevada town has a population of about 800.


Courtesy Searchlight Museum


Searchlight 1906 - E.W. Braswell


Searchlight Matches


Colorado Riverboats



Barnwell & Searchlight train depot 1920



Searchlight 1930s - Frasher photo


Searchlight Cemetery


Colorado River

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