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A history of Rock Point Mill

Nevada Appeal Staff Reports

1861 – First rock-crushing or “stamp” mill built at site.

1882 – Fire destroys the mill, which had processed silver.

1883 – The C.C. Stevens Mills is moved to the site.

1888 – Carson & Colorado railroad lays a spur to the mill.

1893 – Spur removed. Herman Davis builds cyanide plant.

1898 – Davis buys mill, renames it Nevada Reduction Works.

1907 – Dam breaks that holds water for mill,

washing away $80,000 worth of tailings.

1909 – Mill burns, arson suspected.

1910 – Mill rebuilt as the Nevada Mining, Reduction & Power Works.

1911 – Aerial tramway built to transport ore from the Hayward Mine

in Silver City. Lyon County seat moved to Yerington

as population of Dayton declines with closure of mines.

1920 – Mill dismantled and moved to Silver City.

1920 -54 – Site used as Dayton town dump.

1954 – Site purchased by Nevada Department of Transportation.

1977 – Site transferred to Nevada State Parks.

Source: Dayton State Park brochure