Ghost Town: Taber City

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  1. cruiseroutfit

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    Site: Tabor City
    Alternate Names: Afton
    County, State: Elko County, Nevada
    Years of Occupation: 1910-1933, minor occupation now.
    Status of Site: Open
    Classification: Class 1 - Barren Town
    Type: Railroad/Industrial
    Remnants: One sentence description of site contents.
    GPS Coordinate: ???
    Date of Last Visit: 8/31/2013

    Very little information exists on the web regarding what is known as Tabor City. I came to know it as a ghost town due to conversations with relatives on my wife's side of the family. We travel to their homestead north of Wells, NV each year for a family reunion. It was there a family member mentioned the old ghost town that was just a few miles to the north at the intersection of the county dirt road, Pole Creek and Tabor Creek, two small rivers flowing out of the nearby mountains and eventually into the Mary River. My curiosity was piqued and I started researching the town site. As I mentioned, very little written history exists, the best being the book "Old Heart of Nevada: Ghost Towns and Mining Camps of Elko County" by Shawn Hall. I was elated to find that Shawn spent a considerable amount of time compiling information on the small town. I've found a handful of old homestead properties in the area but I have not been able to nail down a the 'town center' in which the post office and school would have been. I need to spend a bit more time with a map next time I'm out that way to find the foundations mentioned in Hall's book.

    Further Reading:
    Old Heart of Nevada: Ghost Towns and Mining Camps of Elko County by Shawn Hall,_Nevada

    Directions: Will post when I find it :D

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