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LUCKY BOY PASS NEVADA
What's so lucky about it?

Historic Mountain Pass and Settlement
Mineral County
Circa 1800's

The Lucky Boy Pass was originally a path that was developed by prospectors heading further East from the area of Aurora Nevada. As towns further east became developed the path became that of a supply and stage route for those traveling east to towns like Thorne, Broken Hills, Hawthorne and Tonopah. The railroad at Thorne was accessed by those living in the western towns of Aurora, Bodie and Lundy via Lucky Boy Pass. In 1907 Silver was found by prospectors exploring near the pass and a small settlement sprung up. According to records, the settlement had a writer who developed the Lucky Boy Mining Record which was in existence between June and September of 1909 listing its location as Luckyboy Nevada.

Today the pass is mostly graded dirt road, and the nearby peaks contain radio and communications towers for the nearby towns and military compounds, and are easily traveled by 2 wheel drive vehicles except in the winter season. What makes this pass interesting is the lack of civilization during the early years when the nearest towns on either side were Aurora and Hawthorne spread over 35 miles apart.

 

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View of Hawthorne below from the Lucky Boy Pass

 

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