Morris Mining Camp (& Shaft), Nevada
This cabin is rumored to have been the actual cabin that Morris hid out in.
Nevada history is filled with the adventures of great explorers like Kit
Carson, Mark Twain, Wayne Newton, Charro, and last but not least,
"Morris". On his trusty steed "Polaris", Morris is
said to have covered more ground and broken more hearts than any man in
the history of Nevada.
Morris Camp is an abandoned mining camp that was said to have been one of
his many hideouts. Morris
was known to leave his "calling card" where ever he went, he
would leave it under the pillows of the women he had charmed or he would
write it on the walls of old abandoned mines.
His downfall finally came when he broke the heart of a Lady Sheriff out near Montezuma NV. Seeking revenge, she quickly formed a tight posse with her best deputies, (all the local boys loved to ride in her posse) and set out after Morris. She yelled out "I want that 2 time'n varmint to hang, and don't cut him down till he's well hung!". This sent Morris on the run, from one end of Nevada to the other, never to be found.
Walk into any saloon or brothel in Nevada today and you will find that the lady's sigh and miners spit and curse whenever the name of "Morris" is whispered.
Let's explore Morris Camp
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