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Tonopah Public Library

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1906, John J. Hill. 171 Central St.
  • (Photograph by Julie Nicoletta)

The third public library established in Nevada continues to serve Tonopah. Few changes have been made to this small one-story, hip-roofed stone building except for enclosing the front porch with screens. Grace R. Moore and Marjorie Moore Brown, two local residents, led the move to erect a building to house a gift of 200 books from Tonopah resident George F. Weeks. Unlike many earlier mining towns, Tonopah quickly changed from a camp to a community of families. Many women organized social and service groups that helped to stabilize mining town society.

Writing Credits

Julie Nicoletta


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Julie Nicoletta, "Tonopah Public Library", [Tonopah, Nevada], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Nevada, Julie Nicoletta. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000, 192-192.

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