DEVELOPED BY ACCIDENT
Mining fever during the Tonopah boom in the early twentieth century reached out in all directions and revived many dormant mining towns. Land speculators at nearby Silver Peak bought up the land, inflating prices so much that the 100-stamp mill planned at Silver Peak was built 1 ½ miles west of here to become the hub of Blair.
The Pittsburg-Silver Peak Gold Mining Company built the 17 ½ mile Silver Peak railroad running north in 1906 and the big mill (Nevada’s largest in its day) in 1907.
The remnants of stone buildings and mill foundations are the only survivors of a once thriving, but short-lived mining town.
By 1920, Blair was all but deserted.