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Austin’s historic churches tell a tale or two

Things are usually pretty quiet in the former mining town of Austin. Located 170 miles east of Carson City via U.S. 50, the town of Austin was established in mid-1862, following the discovery of silver in nearby Pony Canyon by William H. Talcott, an ex-Pony Express rider. In less than a year, Austin had grown sufficiently to be the obvious choice for the Lander County seat (in the Territory of Nevada). It has been reported that as many as 10,000 people lived in Austin by 1865. At its peak, Austin had its own railroad, the Nevada Central, as well as …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated May 9, 2013 07:54PM Published May 9, 2013 07:54PM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.