After the discovery of gold in 1901, Atwood came into being, and at one time had a hotel and a post office. Like most camps, when the gold ran out the town dried up. (Paher)
As usual, the newspaper accounts are part news and part propaganda. Right up the end, they talk about how Atwood is going to be the "next big thing..."
Atwood, a little camp thirty miles north of Tonopah, which has not been heard of before, is developing into a cood crop. In this camp there are a number of six and seven foot ledges that carry shipping ore. from recent developments this ia destined to be a rich camp.
1903 May 13, Reno Evening Gazette
FORTY DOLLAR ORE
The Lone Star group at Atwood owned by Woodward and Everett, is looking fine. At a depth of 53 feet the ledge is between three and four feet wide and averages over $40 a ton, two thirds of the values being gold. The showing on the Siarra Vista and the Lone Star justifies the erection of a mill and plans are now being considered with this end in view.
1904 February 23, Reno Evening Gazette
ANOTHER CAMP IN THE SOUTHLAND
Stories Of New Strikes Of Promise Comes From Atwood
The Place Has An Abundance of Wood and Water-- Ore is Easily MiIled
A story of another promising camp comes from the southern country. The name of teh new region of promise is Atwood and it is situated about thirty miles north of Sodaville in the PEavine range of Nye County. No rush of men has gone to this little camp as yet and its fame has not yet been sufficient to warranty it a place in the history of mines. It promises, however, to equal either Goldfield of Tonopah in the production of gold and its facilities for water are far above either of these two places. At present time there are over a hundred men in the camp and every day brings a larger number. Stories of wealth from authentic sources come from this little camp. A townsite will be laid out in a short time, but at present it is difficult to tell just how the town will lie. Mr. Norcross intends to start a mill in thirty days. A post office will be started about July 19th. Severla stores have been started and three saloons are doing business in the camp.
1905 July 6, Reno Eveing Gazette
Original townsite owner sees the writing on the wall and gets out.
Mr. W. F. Ford said that the Atwood townsite had changed hands and that the new owner is J. G. Richardson, a new operator as far as southern Nevada is concerned. A weekly newspaper is about to be established at Atwood, according to Mr. Ford.
1907 January 30, Reno Evening Gazette
STRIKE MADE AT FAIRPLAY
Picture Ore Found In Atwood Properties
Ledge That Will Run Over $2000 Per Ton Uncovered-- Discovery Creates Excitement
WOrd has been received in Mina of a rich strike on the property of the Atwood Mines Company in the Fairplay district. A short time ago the property was taken over by a strong corporation, and T.W. Clark, an experienced mining man, was placed in charge as superintendent. As soon as he assumed control there was something doing inthe way of development, with the result that a rich body of ore has been opened up in the old workings.
1907 February 23, Reno Evening Gazette
RICH GOLD FINE NEAR FAIRPLAY DISTRICT
BIG LEDGES FOUND IN PARADISE MINE
A 20 horsepower gasoline hoist is now working and two shifts of men are employed. An incline is now being sunk to a depth of 110 feet and will be sunk to 300 feet.
1907 June 20, Reno Evening Gazette
GOOD REPORT FROM ATWOOD DISTRICT
Reports from the Atwood District continues to be on of the most encouraging character, all the principal properties are being actively engaged in development work, whicle a large number of claim owners are doing their annual work. The hoist on the Gold Canyon will be in place next week and development work will be begun on the property the first of the year.
1907 December 31, Reno Evening Gazette
By this time, the post office had been closed. Still, they were crowing about the future.
ATWOOD IS DESTINED TO BE A LEADING CAMP
That Atwood is destined to become one of the leading camps this fall is now a foregone conclusion. Almost daily men repairing to the district to look over the mines and if possible secure leases in that favored locality. This morning J.G. Richardson will leave with a party of men to superintend the construction and operation of a mill on the Griggs-Atwood lease.
1908 July 24, Reno Evening Gazette
GOLD CROWN MINE IS TAKING OUT HIGH GRADE
This Property in the Atwood Mining District Promises to Be The Richest Ever Made In That Vicinity-- Taking Out Much Rich Golden Ore
The Gold Crown Mining Co. of Atwood is developing what bids fair to make on of the big mines of the state, says the Western Nevada Miner. Frank Everett, the manager of this property, is now in California, where he has purchased the pumping plant which is to be installed at once, the grading at the mine being already done for the plant. This mill consists of a 50 horsepower Western gas engine, a good-sized air compressor and a No. 5 Cameron sinking pump, the pumping to be done by air instead of steam. The miners were drowned out of the lower levels three weeks ago, but not until they had developed some high-grade ore in that level. Mr Everett will be onthe ground in a few days to look after the installation of the plant.
1908 July 31, Reno Evening Gazette
A few article here basically repeating the same thing.... pulling out ore, selling it, digging more, "gonna be the next Comstock," etc. etc.
ATWOOD DISTRICT MAY CAUSE NEXT SENSATION
The Atwood District will be in all probabilty furnish the next sensation in mining circles.
1908 August 28, Reno Evening Gazette
THE ATWOOD DISTRICT IS SURELY A WINNER
1908 November 6, Reno Evening Gazette
Didn't see any articles in the Gazette for 1909. Must have been busy digging. Then...
RICH ORE AT ATWOOD
Frank Everett who is operating the Wagner Azrite Copper mines group of claims in the Atwood District came in the from the north yesterday and departed on the noon train for Goldfield where he will spend a few days before returning to the scene of operations. Mr. Everett brought in a glowing report of the late developments on this property, which is now in 500 feet. The new air compressor, ordered some time ago, has arrived and is being installed. Mr. Everett has also started laying a pipe line which will convey water from a spring 8000 feet away to the mine. -Tonopha Bonanza.
1910 October 20, Reno Evening Gazette
Many years pass before another mention in the newspaper
ARIZONA COMPANY HAS TAKEN OVER ATWOOD PROPERTY
Atwood, in the Fairplay district of Nye County, will be revive through the action of hte Oatman United Mining Company of Arizone. Two truck loads of material have been ordered from Oatman for delivery at the camp, located seventy miles north of Tonopah.
1927 September 2, Reno Evening Gazette