Where the Train Stops — and the Gold Rush Begins Carlin is located at the bottom of Emigrant Pass on Interstate 80. We’re the half way point between Salt Lake City and Reno, NV. Easy freeway access makes it the perfect stop for fuel, a bite to eat, or a good night’s sleep. Carlinites like to call their community “Where the Train Stops and the Gold Rush Begins,” celebrating its two predominant industries. Born during the great Western railroad expansion, its high school teams still proudly display “Railroaders” on their bright red uniforms. Carlin is gateway to the Carlin Trend, a rich vein of ore where millions of ounces of microscopic gold are mined yearly. These mines provide employ ment for thousands of miners and mine support personnel. The University Of Nevada Fire Science Academy is located just east of Carlin. It is billed as one of the best and most versatile fire training sites in the world. It trains hun-
dreds of people each year in the latest safety techniques. Carlin maintains that small town atmos phere. With the addition of our new Equestrian Center, our parks system can accommo date all types of events. Our Skate Park is one of the finest in Elko County. Soccer, football, baseball, softball, and a friendly game of horseshoes can be enjoyed by all. “Skate Nights” and “Movies in the Park” highlight most summer weekends. Carlin’s 4th of July celebration can’t be beat. Our Show ‘N’ Shine Car Show & Art in the Park Event are the highlights of August. A visit to Carlin’s Chinese Gardens Wildlife Study Area will delight you. The railroad that created Carlin was built in part by Chinese immigrant laborers. Some of them settled here and grew extensive vegetable gardens. The City has developed the area into a park, with winding trails and a large fishing pond. This is a great place for a picnic.
Carlin Highlights CITY OF CARLIN 101 South Eighth St. (775) 754-6354 www.explorecarlinnv.com NEWMONT GOLD QUARRY TOURS Second Tuesday of the Month April thru October Call for Reservations: (775)778-4068 UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA FIRE SCIENCE ACADEMY Call in advance to set up your tour. (775)754-6003 10 Cowboy Country
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East of Carlin is the Carlin Canyon Historical Wayside. The wayside marks the significance of Carlin Canyon as a travel route for Native Americans, Mountain Men, emigrants, the Central Pacific Railroad and finally motorists when the route was designated U.S. Route 40. Carlin Canyon also offers access to the Humboldt River. Its unique geologic formations are unforgettable.
Published on Jan 7, 2009
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