Lucky Boy, Nevada

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Coordinates: 38°27′37″N118°40′44″W / 38.46028°N 118.67889°W / 38.46028; -118.67889 Coordinates: 38°27′37″N118°40′44″W / 38.46028°N 118.67889°W / 38.46028; -118.67889
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State Nevada
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6,214 ft (1,894 m)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
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GNIS feature ID860437 [1]

Lucky Boy was a town in Mineral County, Nevada, approximately 5 mi (8.0 km) southwest of Hawthorne.

Mineral County, Nevada County in the United States

Mineral County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nevada. As of the 2010 census, the population was 4,772, making it the fourth-least populous county in Nevada. Its county seat is Hawthorne.

Hawthorne, Nevada CDP in Nevada, United States

Hawthorne is a census-designated place (CDP) in Mineral County, Nevada, United States. At the 2010 census, the population was 3,269, a decrease since the 2000 census, when it was 3,311. It is the county seat of Mineral County. The nearby Hawthorne Army Depot is the primary economic base of the town.

The Lucky Boy Mine was located east of the town [2] on the east slope of the Wassuk Range, discovered by men repairing a stage road over a pass. A post office was established March 19, 1909 and discontinued October 31, 1913. [3]

A serious stage coach accident occurred near Lucky Boy in 1909, when "six spirited horses took fright" and then "dragged the passengers down a steep grade at lightning speed". [4]

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  1. "Lucky Boy". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey.
  2. "Lucky Boy Mine". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey.
  3. Carlson, Helen S. (1985). Nevada place names : a geographical dictionary. Reno: University of Nevada Press. p. 159. ISBN   0-87417-094-X.
  4. "Terrible Stage Accident Near Reno". Deseret News. October 15, 1909.