Midas, Nevada

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Midas, Nevada
Unincorporated community
Main Street in Midas
Main Street in Midas
Midas is located in Nevada
Midas
Midas
Location within the state of Nevada
Coordinates: 41°14′39″N 116°47′48″W / 41.24417°N 116.79667°W / 41.24417; -116.79667Coordinates: 41°14′39″N 116°47′48″W / 41.24417°N 116.79667°W / 41.24417; -116.79667
Country United States
State Nevada
County Elko
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)

Midas is a small Unincorporated community in Elko County, Nevada. Although its population has fluctuated greatly over the years and it often appears on ghost town lists, it has never been completely abandoned.[1]

History[edit]

In June 1907, James McDuffy discovered gold at the base of Owyhee Bluffs in Elko County, Nevada. Two towns, Gold Circle and Summit, were quickly created. Summit disappeared in 1909 and the federal government changed the name of Gold Circle to Midas.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Friends of Midas". Retrieved 26 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Bennett, Dana R. (2007). Midas, Nevada, 1907-2007: A century of enthusiasm. Midas, NV: Friends of Midas. p. 192. ISBN 0-9790127-0-8. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Bennett, Dana R. (2007). Midas, Nevada, 1907-2007: A century of enthusiasm. Midas, NV: Friends of Midas. 192 pp. 0–9790127-0-8