“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Hazen in Churchill County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)


Hazen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mh, May 8, 2011
1. Hazen Marker
Inscription. Hazen was named for William Babcock Hazen, who served under General Sherman in his "March to the Sea." The town, established in 1903 to house laborers working on the Newlands Irrigation Project south of here, included hotels, saloons, brothels, churches, and schools.

In 1905 the first train came through on the new routing to Tonopah. In 1906 the Southern Pacific Railroad built a large roundhouse here as well as a fine depot.

In 1908 Hazen was nearly destroyed by fire.

As a tough town, it had no peer in the state. Nevada's last lynching occurred in Hazen when "Red" Wood was taken from the wooden jail and hanged on February 28, 1905.
Erected by Nevada State Park System; Jeffrey Reichman, BSA. (Marker Number 178.)
Location. 39° 33.81′ N, 119° 2.888′ W. Marker is in Hazen, Nevada, in Churchill County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 50 and California Road, on the right when traveling west on U.S. 50. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fernley NV 89408, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lahontan Dam (approx. 6.8 miles away); Ragtown
Hazen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mh, May 8, 2011
2. Hazen Marker
(approx. 8 miles away); America's First Transcontinental Highway (approx. 9.7 miles away).
Also see . . .  New Amended Text for Marker. The Nevada State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) recently updated the text of the roughly 260 state historical markers in Nevada. The Nevada SHPO placed the amended text of each individual marker on its website and will change the actual markers in the field as funding allows. Changes have been made to the marker for grammar, readability, and content. The reference to Nevada's last lynching has been removed. The link will take you to the Nevada SHPO page for the marker with the amended text. (Submitted on October 25, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.) 
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Hazen as seen from U.S. Route 50 image. Click for full size.
By Mh, May 8, 2011
3. Hazen as seen from U.S. Route 50
Credits. This page originally submitted on . This page has been viewed 489 times since then and 75 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mh of Las Vegas, Nevada. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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