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Winnemucca in Humboldt County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Pioneer Memorial Park

 
 
Pioneer Memorial Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 5, 2013
1. Pioneer Memorial Park Marker
Inscription. This spot was part of the Pioneer Cemetery where rests Frank Baud and other of the pioneers who founded Winnemucca, earlier known as French Ford. Baud arrived in 1863 and is one of the men credited with naming the town Winnemucca after the famous Paiute Chieftain.

Baud came with Louis Lay from California to work on the Humboldt Canal, a project headed by Dr. A Gintz and Joseph Ginaca who devised the plan to link Golconda and Mill City by means of a 90-mile canal and provide water for the mills in the area. It was never completed. Baud later became a merchant, helped build the Winnemucca Hotel with Louis and Theophile Lay, was the first postmaster, and gave the town a schoolhouse before his death in 1868.
 
Erected 1964. (Marker Number 2.)
 
Location. 40° 58.728′ N, 117° 44.518′ W. Marker is in Winnemucca, Nevada, in Humboldt County. Marker is on Melarkey Street (U.S. 95) 0.1 miles south of W. National Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at eastern edge of Pioneer Park. Marker is in this post office area: Winnemucca NV 89445, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Winneva Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); California Trail - Trading Post
Pioneer Memorial Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 5, 2013
2. Pioneer Memorial Park Marker
(approx. half a mile away); Winnemucca to the Sea Highway (approx. half a mile away); Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch Bank Robbery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Humboldt Canal (approx. 0.6 miles away); Winnemucca World War I American Legion Honor Roll (approx. 0.7 miles away); Historic Marker (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named The Humboldt Canal (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Winnemucca.
 
More about this marker. The marker is Nevada Centennial Marker No. 2, installed in 1964 as part of Nevada's celebration of its 100th anniversary of statehood and the beginning of the Nevada Historical Marker Program.
 
Also see . . .
1. Winnemucca: From Humble Beginnings. Reno Gazette Journal article and photographs about the early history of Winnemucca. (Submitted on August 7, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.) 

2. 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
Headstones behind the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 5, 2013
3. Headstones behind the Marker
the actual markers in the field as funding allows. Minor changes have been made to the marker for grammar and readability. 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. Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers
 
Tablets next to the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 5, 2013
4. Tablets next to the Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 285 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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