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Campbell CabinCampbell Cabin

This dry-laid rock cabin, the oldest permanent building in Goodsprings, was constructed in 1886 by A. G. Campbell, a wealthy mining promoter from Utah who owned numerous claims in the district, and prospectors Jonas Taylor and William Smith. A. E. Thomas, then the sole resident of the town, occupied the house from 1896 to 1898.

Goodsprings School 1938
Goodsprings School, circa 1938
Photo Courtesy UNLV Special Collections


The first Goodsprings School was established in 1907 in a tent; Miss Winifred Hardy, teacher. After a number of moves, the present building was erected, in 1913. Now on the National Register, it is the oldest school in Clark County that was built as a school and is still used as a school.

Pioneer Saloon and Goodsprings Cafe
Pioneer Saloon and Goodsprings Cafe
Photo Courtesy UNLV Special Collections, Cout


The saloon and the café next door, erected by prominent businessman George Fayle in 1913, are sheathed in pressed tin. The cherry wood bar was brought down from Rhyolite, already a Nye County ghost town. The Pioneer Saloon is a landmark watering hole that still serves the thirsty of the 21st century.

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8:30 AM-11:00: Registration/Donuts - Community Center Historical Society displays School tour: See the inside of our school, now 102 years old. Hear the history from its 1913 beginning and read the special essays this year's students have on display. Then visit the Old Club House and enjoy the school history in pictures, stories, and books.

12:30-2:00 PM: Potluck Lunch at Community Center Bring your favorite meat dish, salad, or dessert to serve at least 8 people. Drinks, plates and silverware will be provided.

2:10 PM: Group photo: in the park

2:30 PM: GHS Annual Meeting: Community Center
School History displays after meeting

SUNDAY, MAY 3, 2015

8-10:30 AM: The 29th Traditional Miner's Breakfast - Community Center Join the Historical Society for a typical miner's breakfast of pancakes, eggs, and bacon

12:00 PM: Potluck Lunch

This will be a great time for fellowship, reading the memorial book, looking through the reunion history, viewing Goodsprings history in the Community Center, then visiting School History Displays at the Old Club House.

We have not seen many of our faithful reunion members for a couple of years. We know traveling great distances can be difficult, but we want you to know how much you are missed. We really hope to see you this year. Let us know if you are coming contact form or 702-645-7736. Thank you.

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