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The Nevada Northern Railway depot in Currie

Currie is a very small town located in Elko County, Nevada. Its population is around 20, and is often considered a ghost town.

The town is named after Joseph Currie, who started a ranch there in 1885. Discovery of copper in the neighboring town of Ely prompted the building of a railroad from Ely to the Southern Pacific main-line, at Cobre, Nevada. Currie is the mid-point between the two towns. On March 22, 1906, the first passenger train from Cobre to Currie was operated. Between 1906 and 1941, approximately 4.6 million people passed through Currie on rail.

The Ely copper smelters were closed on June 20, 1983 and the railroad closed one day later.

The major portion of the town, the business district (20 acres), is owned by Glenn and Brenda Taylor, who now reside in Utah. It consists of Goshute Mercantile, the bar, adjoining house, cabins, RV park, garage, historic buildings, and corrals. There is also the Northern Nevada Railroad, Elko County School District - Currie Elementary school, Lear Ranch and the Nevada Highway Department. The Tayor's wish to sell their part of the town.

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A Brief Currie History Coordinates: 40°16′00″N 114°44′35″W / 40.2666667°N 114.74306°W / 40.2666667; -114.74306



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