%> Nevada Riches: The Land and People of the Silver State
People & Life Ways
Riches, Ranching & Railroads
(1850-1900)

19th Century Education

Schools and the education of their children were important to people in Nevada.  The building of a school house, even if it was simple and small, was a sign that a community was established.  The students at Tuscarora, a mining camp in Elko county, attended classes in a structure that was solid, but not fancy.  Of course, just having a school and a teacher was not a sure sign that a town would succeed.  There are a number of schoolhouses in Nevada ghost towns.  But schools were a symbol of hope for the future.
 

Photo Credit:
Northeastern Nevada Museum