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    Default Jeffrey Kintop said the town was there

    Originally posted by Johnson

    : I saw a tv special where Treasure Hunter Joanna Skye and State Archives Manager, Jeffrey M. Kintop were talking about the town of Empire Nevada. They said it was only one mile outside of Carson City. Does anyone know where this town is today?


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    Default Re: Jeffrey Kintop said the town was there

    Originally posted by Yet Another Bob

    : Use the link below to lcoate where Empire was. Empire lost its post office and its much of its identity to Carson City in 1912. For a quick lesson on Empire as described by Helen Carlson on page 109 of her Nevada Place Names book:

    : "EMPIRE CITY (Carson City). This important territorial town and former station on the V and T RR began as a station established on the Overland Road where it touched the Carson River, three and a half miles from Eagle Ranch, and was called Dutch Nicks for Nicholas Ambrosia, the first settler (MA, p. 533). On September 24, 1854, Nicholas Ambrosia was elected justice of the peace of Carson County, Utah Territory (HHB, Nev., p. 76). On March 24, 1855, a land claim was taken by him (MA, p. 38). Territorial records, dated December 4, 1860, state: "Ordered that the survey of 'Empire City' made in May 1860, by Barker & McBride, for Wm. H. Mead, and Nicholas Ambrosia, be approved specially" (WSJ-3). According to Myron Angel, the townsite was laid out in March, 1860, by Eugene Angel and other surveyors, who named it Empire City (MA, p. 562; 1867 Map). Early settlers humorously referred to Empire City as "the seaport town" because of spring floods caused by the Carson River (SPD, p. 979). The town was important for its mills which handled Comstock ore. The first mill, constructed in the spring of 1860, was enlarged as the Mexican Mill, or the Silver State Reduction Works. Meads Mill was built in 1861 (MA, pp. 539, 540). The greatest activity in the area occurred subsequent to the discovery of the "big bonanza." The name of EMPIRE CITY post office, established January 22, 1866, was changed to EMPIRE September 12, 1895. Operations were discontinued on December 31, 1912 (FTM, p. 9)."


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    Default Re: Jeffrey Kintop said the town was there

    Originally posted by Bob Patterson

    : My Great Grandfather had a merchantile store in Empire City.I am trying to find any information concerning Empire that might be available.


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