Diamondfield

"Diamondfield" Jack Davis, who gained notoriety after being convicted for murder in Idaho, but narrowly avoided being hanged when he was pardoned at the last minute. He relocated to Tonopah in January 1903, before soon moving to Goldfield after gold was discovered there. In February 1904, Davis laid out the new townsite of Diamondfield near his claims and built a toll road to Goldfield. Eighty-seven lots sold the first day, and soon Diamondfield had its own business district, which by August was home to restaurants, three saloons, two general stores, two lodging houses, and a number of other businesses and conveniences. Around this time was Diamondfield's peak, when the population may have reached two or three hundred.

By 1907-08, Diamondfield was recorded as being home to 150 residents, but a decline in mining led to that number dropping to 48 by the 1910 census. Only a few lessees continued to work in the area, though its position on a main travel route between Goldfield and Tonopah may have allowed some businesses to survive for a brief time thereafter.

I Visited Diamondfield
6.1.2020

See Also
GoldfieldColumbia

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