Tonopah, Nevada: Big Bill Murphy, Hero Miner

Dramatic metal statue honors the bravery of Big Bill, who gave his life saving men from the 1911 Belmont Mine fire. Wall mural shows rescue carry of a miner by Bill.
Address:
201 US-95, Tonopah, NV
Directions:
Downtown, in front of the post office. On the west side of US-95/S. Main St. at its intersection with Bryan Ave.
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Tribute Statue and Mural to Big Bill Murphy

Tribute statue is to Big Bill Murphy, who saved several injured miners in the Feb. 23, 1911, Belmont Mine fire before dying himself. The mural is across the street.

[Sandy Wilder, 07/30/2019]

According the sculpture's plaque, "Murphy went down in the mine cage a number of times to bring up stricken miners. On the last trip, he did not return."

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