Though copper ore was found nearby in 1902, Cuprite (named for a copper oxide ore) wasn't established until 1904 when a saloon and inn was built to serve travelers to the new Bullfrog district. A camp came into being the following year, and when the Bullfrog Goldfield Railroad was built through here in 1906, Cuprite became a prominent station and shipping point for the region and nearby camps including Lida, Palmetto, and Hornsilver. By mid-1907, a business district formed and a post office opened. Unfortunately, as the surrounding districts experienced declines, so too did Cuprite, and by 1910 only one saloon, roadhouse, and garage remained.

Bullfrog Goldfield Railroad
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