Logan City, Nevada: Excavation of an 1860s Mining Camp

Author(s): Shannon Mahoney; Mark Giambastiani

Year: 2016


In July 2015, ASM Affiliates Inc. (ASM) conducted an excavation of an 1860s mining camp at Logan City, Lincoln County, Nevada.  In 1864, Mormons, miners, and the military had moved into, what is now, Southeastern Nevada, in a quest for land, water, and silver.  Native Americans resisted these efforts and briefly expelled miners from Logan City; however, the miners returned and established a substantial camp surrounding Logan Spring. During an extensive survey in 2013 and 2014, ASM archaeologists recorded what appeared to be foundations of Native American structures among the Euro-American structures at Logan City.  ASM created a research design to address questions about the settlement through excavation and archival research with funds from the BLM's Lincoln County Archaeological Initiative. One of our primary objectives was to determine if Native Americans and miners were living side-by-side at Logan City before the settlement was largely abandoned in 1869.

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Logan City, Nevada: Excavation of an 1860s Mining Camp. Shannon Mahoney, Mark Giambastiani. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434821)

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 981