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

Virginia & Truckee Railroad Right of Way

 
 
Virginia & Truckee Railroad Right of Way Marker image. Click for full size.
By M H, May 8, 2011
1. Virginia & Truckee Railroad Right of Way Marker
Inscription. Soon after the Chinese laborers graded this section during the summer of 1871, track gangs commenced laying rail south, reaching Steamboat Springs by late October. To celebrate the occasion numerous residents rode an excursion train to Steamboat on November 7. Nine months later Superintendent Henry M. Yerington drove the last spike a mile west of Carson City on August 24, 1872, connecting Virginia City with Reno by rail. Although regularly scheduled passenger service didn't begin until October 1, the first through train traversed the 52 mile route on September 1, 1872 - the last steamed by here on May 31, 1950.
 
Erected by Division of Historic Preservation & Archeology; City of Reno. (Marker Number 248.)
 
Location. Marker has been confirmed missing. It was likely located near 39° 31.01′ N, 119° 48.419′ W. Marker was in Reno, Nevada, in Washoe County. Marker was on South Center Street near Holcomb Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker was in this post office area: Reno NV 89502, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. "People thought I was crazy." (approx. 0.4 miles away); Major General Jesse Lee Reno (approx.
Virginia & Truckee Railroad Right of Way Marker image. Click for full size.
By M H, May 8, 2011
2. Virginia & Truckee Railroad Right of Way Marker
half a mile away); Spanish-American War Memorial 1898-1899 (approx. half a mile away); Washoe County World War II Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Reno (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site of Nevada’s First Public Library (approx. 0.6 miles away); Frederick Joseph DeLongechamps (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lake Mansion (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Reno.
 
Categories. Asian AmericansRailroads & Streetcars
 
Virginia & Truckee Railroad Right of Way Marker image. Click for full size.
By M H, May 8, 2011
3. Virginia & Truckee Railroad Right of Way Marker
Missing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alvis Hendley, March 15, 2016
4. Missing Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mh of Las Vegas, Nevada. This page has been viewed 889 times since then and 33 times this year. Last updated on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mh of Las Vegas, Nevada.   4. submitted on , by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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