Eureka, Nevada, The Eureka History Museum

The Eureka History Museum

The Eureka History Museum is located at the site of the former Eureka Sentinel building, within a former mining town in northern Nevada.

The Eureka Sentinel was a newspaper publication which ran from July 1870 to June 12, 1960.

The lower level of the building consists of the printing presses that used to be used by the Eureka Sentinel and other local publications.

The upstairs consisted of historical photos of Eureka, fraternal lodges and of political parties that had operated in the city.

The Knights Of Pythias, which is akin to the Catholic fraternal order the Knights of Templar, had a Lodge in Eureka.

The Silver Party was a political phenomenon that erupted as a result of mining rights.

Newspaper articles chronicled the Silver Party’s win on a platform issue.

A sample ballot showed the Silver Party and various other third parties that existed at the time.

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