Original Date: Oct. 1st, 1944
Subject: Scene of old gold mining camp. Several thousand people formerly lived
here in 1850-1860's. Ione was the site of the first county seat of Nye County - from thence it was moved to Belmont in
1861. The mercantile store, in front which is a gas pump, has been in continuous operation since 1860.
Source: Agricultural Extension Collection