Come on Out to Good Springs Days

Just a quick note to let you all know that Good Springs Days is this weekend, September 24, 2011.  At, where else?  good Springs.  you know where it is.  that little town out by Jean.

Ok, maybe you never went out there, but as a good tour professional, you should.  it’s a very historical little spot on the map.  it even has a store that was literally bought out of the Sears and Roebuck Catalog!!

History!

The town is named for Joseph Good, whose cattle frequented a spring nestled in the southeastern foothills of the Spring Mountains, Goodsprings was once the heart of the most productive mining districts in Clark County. Over the years, lead, silver, copper, zinc, gold and silver have all been mined from this area. Before 1900, a small cluster of tent cabins and a mill were erected, a post office was opened, and Lincoln County established Goodsprings Township. In 1904, Salt Lake City mining interests platted the Goodsprings Township. Most early buildings in the town were constructed during the boom spurred by the railroad in 1910-1911.

Goodsprings is currently the home of the Pioneer Saloon, considered to be one of the oldest saloons in Nevada (over 90 years old). The saloon houses a bullet hole on the side of the building and a coroner’s letter describing how it was created. The saloon is said to be “haunted” by the victim’s ghost by many. In addition, the Pioneer Saloon has a small memorial to both Clark Gable and Carole Lombard. Ms. Lombard’s plane TWA Flight 3 crashed into nearby Potosi Mountain on January 16, 1942. The saloon and hotel were the centers of operations for the search. The accident resulted in her death.

About the Celebration

This is a communtiy event, everyone is welcomed. festivities start at 10:00am.

  • Car Show
  • Live Music
  • Walking Tours
  • Historical Exhibits
  • Food and Drink
  • And other festivities….

Where is Good Springs??

Head out I15 towards the Nevada border.  Turn off at the Jean/Good Springs exit and follow the signs.

 


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Comments

  1. Thank you for the info. What else do you suggest in Good Springs when not attending this celebration?

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