‚ÄčElko was incorporated on March 14, 1917 by the People of the State of Nevada

Fur trappers came in the 1820s, among them was Peter Skene Ogden and others based out of Missouri

Beginning in the 1840s covered wagons carrying families traveled along the Humbolt River on the California Trail right through Elko

Elko was established in the last week of December 1868 as the Central Pacific Railroad worked eastward to join with the Union Pacific in Utah, making Elko the end of the track for a few days

Northeastern Nevada's first residents were members of the Shoshone Tribe about 12,000 years ago


Elko's History in Pictures