Documentary History of American Water-works

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Pacific States
Nevada Aurora

Aurora, Nevada

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.

2011 An 1864 Directory and Guide to Nevada's Aurora, by Clifford Alpheus Shaw
Page 154:  Sanborn Fire Insurance Map of Aurora.  Note:  Domestic water supplied from private wells.

2016 Aurora, 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 [1880]. Treasurer - A. W Crocker

2017 Morris A. Pierce