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These businesses are active members of the Wells Chamber of Commerce. We appreciate their support and hope you will take time to visit their establishments!

City of Wells

Contact: Jolene Supp
Work 525 6th Street PO Box 366 Wells Nevada 89835 Work Phone: 775-752-3355 Work Fax: 775-752-3419 Website: Official Website

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The site of Wells began as a place called Humboldt Wells along the trail to California. It was subsequently founded as a railroad town along the original Transcontinental Railroad, and was once a stopover for passenger trains. The Humboldt River has its source in springs and a swampy area just west of the city that today is called Humboldt Wells. In the late 19th century, Humboldt Wells was burning down, and in a frantic plea for help, a telegraph was sent that said, “Wells is burning”. After this the town was rebuilt and simply referred to as ‘Wells’.