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

Button Point

(Named in Honor of Frank Button)

 
 
Button Point Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Duane Hall, July 5, 2013
1. Button Point Marker
Inscription. A few houses, a ferry across the Humboldt River, and Bridge Street paved with sagebrush stubs comprised the town of Winnemucca in 1873 when Frank Button and his uncle I.V. Button drove cattle into the area to begin ranching operations in the rich, fertile valleys of northern and eastern Humboldt County.

Using their famous Double Square brand, they raised thousands of fine horses on the 4,000 square miles of ranchland. Although the original ranch was sold in 1884, Frank Button continued his ranching activities in this area, and later served as chairman of the Board of Humboldt County Commissioners.
 
Erected 1971 by Nevada State Park System. (Marker Number 164.)
 
Location. 41° 0.993′ N, 117° 34.407′ W. Marker is near Winnemucca, Nevada, in Humboldt County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 80 at milepost 187, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is located at the Button Point Rest Area; the rest area is accessible from both eastbound and westbound travel lanes at Exit 187. Marker is in this post office area: Winnemucca NV 89445, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. California Trail - Humboldt Sloughs (here, next to this marker);
Button Point Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Duane Hall, July 5, 2013
2. Button Point Marker
About Your Journey ... (here, next to this marker); International Intrigue and the Humboldt River (a few steps from this marker); Humboldt River (a few steps from this marker); Golconda (approx. 6.5 miles away); The Humboldt Canal (approx. 8.3 miles away); Historic Marker (approx. 8.9 miles away); Winnemucca to the Sea Highway (approx. 9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Winnemucca.
 
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. 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. Notable Persons
 
Markers at Button Point Rest Area Photo, Click for full size
By Duane Hall, July 5, 2013
3. Markers at Button Point Rest Area
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 239 times since then. 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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