Historic front street sign in Wells, Nevada
Originating about 1868m 'wells Nevada focused around the Central Pacific Railroad. Chinese, Irish and Italian immigrants were very instrumental in building the railroad and still today have a heavy emphasis on the Nevada economy. You may note that the current site of the firehall used to be a large opium den of the Chinese. After settlers had crossed the salt flats by rail, they then traveled to the area valleys for permanent residency.