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Jim Butler

Jim Butler

Born February 2 1855 in Logtown California

Died January 22 1923 in Sacramento California

Throughout Nevada and the mining circles of the early 20th century, Jim Butler is not only credited with discovering Tonopah, but with saving Nevada after the state had gone through a severe depression starting in the early 1890s.

James Logan Butler, the oldest of three children, was born February 2, 1855, in Logtown, El Dorado County, California, to John C. Butler and his wife.