Tuscarora, September 2012
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Tuscarora was founded in Elko County after an expedition by trader William Heath to find gold. The community derives its name from the Tuscarora people. As miners flocked to the town, a fort was built to offer protection from Indian raids and a water ditch was created to supply the town with water. Many Chinese men who had been employed by the Central Pacific Railroad (CPR) relocated to the town and began placer mining. A boom began following the discovery of silver ore. A post office was established at Tuscarora in 1871.
Tuscarora is home to two small schools provided by the Elko County School District.
- Wheezer Dell, baseball player
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Tuscarora
- Federal Writers' Project (1941). Origin of Place Names: Nevada (PDF). W.P.A. p. 30.
- "Tuscarora Mystery," Northeastern Nevada Historical Society Quarterly, 2008, Issue 2, pp 38-40
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Tuscarora Post Office
- "Nevada Public Libraries". PublicLibraries.com. Retrieved 14 June 2019.
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