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    by Yaqui Updated Nov 5, 2011

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    I found this one unique because if you look to the left of the door you can see a mail slot...lol..I thought that was neat.

    Goodsprings has some wonderful historical building that are still being lived in and loved. There are those buildings are barely hanging in there, but are still being treasured. They have created this wonderful walking tour of their lovely historic community. So if your passing by Jean Nevada, please take some time to check it out.

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    by Yaqui Updated Dec 27, 2010

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    The oldest marked grave is that of Anna Nimmer buried 1890. It is a sober reminder that life is precious and enjoy it. It also reminds us of all those past pioneers are still treasures and its a honor to pay your respects to them.

    You can see those who are resting here: Goodsprings Cemetery

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    by Yaqui Updated Dec 27, 2010

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    The first school in Goodsprings was established m 1907 in a tent southwest of the Yellow Pine store with Miss Winifred Hardy as the teacher. The doors of Goodsprings School opened in September, 1913, to the sound of the bell on its roof. The one-room structure was built by C.W. Price for the total of $2,000. There was a small cloak room just inside the front door and a small library beside that. Outhouses were in the back. The teacher, Miss Katherine Williams, was paid $100 per month, $5 of that was for her janitor work. ~ In 1916, it was necessary to add two rooms onto the back of the school. For the sum of $2,305 Dodds & Williams received the contract This addition became the classroom area of the school while the front room was saved for assemblies and socials. At this time a janitor was hired, and the teacher was removed from that duty. ~ Over the years the school has been remodeled inside and outside, but the basic structure still stands today, including the bell. The school is still in use today.http://goodsprings.org/walkingtour.html

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    by TinKan Written Mar 25, 2003

    Favorite thing: Goodsprings is a mining camp for lead and zinc about 35-miles southwest of Las Vegas. Visitors will see the remains of mine workings and an abandoned railroad grade. Goodsprings was a mining settlement in the hills located only seven miles west of Jean, Nevada. Goodsprings served as an important town for milling ore from all the surrounding mines. The refined ore would be transported by wagon to Jean, Nevada where awaiting train cars would be loaded. Jean, Nevada is a small community found on the I-15 highway that runs from Las Vegas to Los Angeles.

    Fondest memory: The air is clean here and at night the stars can be seen everywhere.

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