Interesting Facts


 1874 The University of Nevada was established in Elko and then relocated to Reno in 1886.
 June 20, 1890 Elizabeth Potts was hung for murder behind the courthouse - the only female ever executed in Nevada.
 May 3, 1906 Ruby Mountain National Forest was established.
 1908                         The Jarbidge Gold Boom began and then lasted to 1935.
 December 5, 1916 The world's last stagecoach robbery and murder took place in Jarbidge Canyon.
 1944 The development of training of the atomic bomb with the crew of the Enola Gay was held in Wendover.
 1985 The world famous Cowboy Poetry Gathering started in Elko.
 1993 Elko was named one of the 100 Best Small Towns in America.
 2010 Elko County built the Northeastern Nevada Regional Railport, a transloading and warehousing site to diversify the economy's reliance on mining.
 2013 Spring Creek named Best Place in Nevada to Raise a Family with Elko taking tenth place.