The American Cyclopædia (1879)/White Pine
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WHITE PINE, an E. county of Nevada, bordering on Utah; area, 6,720 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 7,189, of whom 292 were Chinese; in 1875, 2,557, of whom 80 were Chinese. It consists of a high plateau crossed N. and S. by alternate hills and valleys. The mountains abound in minerals, and are covered with timber and grazing lands; the valleys are generally fertile. Of these the most noticeable is Spring valley, from 8 to 20 m. wide, and extending across the county. The principal wealth is in the silver mines, of which, according to the United States census, 11 were in operation in 1870, producing ore to the value of $1,375,386. Since then the yield has largely fallen off. The chief productions in 1870 were 1,750 bushels of barley, 23,876 of potatoes, 13,950 lbs. of wool, and 6,318 tons of hay. There were 966 horses, 575 milch cows, 1,516 other cattle, 5,650 sheep, and 224 swine; 14 quartz mills, 1 manufactory of iron castings, and 6 of pig lead. Capital, Hamilton.