|Introduction||Historical Background||Chronology||Geography||Biography||Technology||Ownership and Financing||General Bibliography|
Aurora was founded in 1860, incorporated as a town in California in 1863 and in Nevada the following year when the boundary survey showed that it was in the latter state. It is now a ghost town.
The Crystal Springs Water
Company was incorporated in 1864 by D. C. Travis, A. W. Crocker and Frank
Edgerly and was granted for twenty years the "privilege of laying
distributing water pipes in any of the public streets or alleys of the
Town of Aurora, in the County of Esmeralda." No evidence has been found
that this company built anything, and shortly after the bill as passed
Aurora's mining boom came to an end.
1864 An Act to Create and Incorporate the Crystal Springs Water Company. February 18, 1864.
1864 Directory and Guide to Nevada's Aurora, by Clifford
Page 154: Sanborn Fire Insurance Map of Aurora. Note: Domestic water supplied from private wells.
Nevada 1860-1960: Mining Camp, Frontier City, Ghost Town, by
Clifford Alpheus Shaw
Page 329: Attorneys: A. W. Crocker - attorney at law, officer under Masonic Hall.
Page 334: Government officials . Treasurer - A. W Crocker
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