Crescent Mill

Nevada's Historic & Miscellaneous Places

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The Southwest, including Southern Nevada, has a significant amount of Native American Petroglyph / Rock Art Sites. Our web site will concentrate on the rock art of Southern Nevada which extends back over 1500 years, and was typically created by either the Paiute, Shoshone, Chemehuevi, or the Anasazi people.

 

Preservation through Education

 

We believe that rock art on public lands does not - and should not - belong to just a few select people or groups.  However, due to the fragile nature of many rock art sites, it is not realistic to have a large number of people visiting most of them. What we are attempting to do with our website is to provide visual access where those with the interest or the curiosity can go to see and appreciate a small piece of Native American history. Our beliefs are that by educating people to the historical significance of the rock art, people will be more inclined to respect, and preserve, the sites for the enjoyment of everyone for a long, long time.

Crescent Mill

 

Information on Crescent Mill, is not as readily available on the web as it is for many other old milling sites. What I was able to ascertain was that the mill was built in the late 1860's to mill ores from Logan City, which is located just a few miles away. The silver ore was mined in Logan and then processed in Crescent. The heyday of the Mt. Irish silver mining was in the 1860's and had pretty much ended by the end of that decade.

 

In photo #11 has a date etched into it, vs. stamped into, it of 1860. I was told that dates or other marks are usually stamped into the bricks . One thing that I found odd about this site had to do with the interior of the chimney. The chimney flue - photo #9 appears to be clean and free of any visible types of soot or whatever comes from the burning or heating of the ore.

 

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