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Wadsworth in Washoe County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Wadsworth

 
 
Wadsworth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 5, 2013
1. Wadsworth Marker
Inscription. From 1868 until 1884, the Central Pacific's Truckee Wadsworth Division was located on this site. In 1882, work was started on a new site across the river, and by 1883, a new round house, shop, etc. were completed there. A fire on April 15, 1884, fanned by heavy wind, destroyed the remaining railroad buildings at this location, as well as the town. Damage exceeded $100,000. Lack of an adequate water supply contributed to the extensive damage. In 1904, division facilities in the town were moved to an entirely new location, which became Sparks, Nevada.
 
Erected by Nevada State Park System and Thomson Chapter No. 1827, E. Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number 68.)
 
Location. 39° 37.856′ N, 119° 16.751′ W. Marker is in Wadsworth, Nevada, in Washoe County. Marker is on Main Street (Nevada Route 427) west of Lincoln Highway, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wadsworth NV 89442, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. America's First Transcontinental Highway (approx. 3.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  New Amended Text for Marker. The Nevada State
Wadsworth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 5, 2013
2. Wadsworth Marker
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. The marker was amended to add, "Another fire in 1902 stimulated the plan to move to a new site." The link will take you to the Nevada SHPO page for the marker with the amended text. (Submitted on November 12, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.) 
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers
 
View to west along Main Street image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 5, 2013
3. View to west along Main Street
In background, Union Pacific Railroad bridge over Truckee River
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 237 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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