U. S. Mission Trail / The Mission Trail Today - The Spanish Missions in Nevada
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Legend of the Bells Spanish Miners traveled through the area in the early 1800's. In a glass case in a small historical museum in Hawthorne, Nevada are artifacts that may have been intended for a Nevada Mission that seems not to have been realized. The Legend of the Bells tells of a missionary seeking a site on which to found a mission. He was attacked and the bells were lost. These Mission Bells were found buried in the ground about 15 miles southeast of Hawthorne and may, or may not, be the mission bells.
Mineral County Museum, Hawthorne, Nevada.
U. S. Mission Trail is focusing on the Spanish Missions, however there were Mormon Missions in Nevada that are still being researched.

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