Near (No Nearby Town. Out in Open Desert) in White Pine County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
1862 Fort Ruby 1869
Erected 1994 by Lucinda Jane Saunders Chapter 1881 E Clampus Vitus.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 40° 4.025′ N, 115° 31.827′ W. Marker is near (No Nearby Town. Out in Open Desert), Nevada, in White Pine County. Marker is on White Pine County Road (County Road 3) 53.7 miles north of U.S. 50, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. The first, or last cottonwood trees as you enter or leave Ruby Valley mark Fort Ruby's location. Marker is in this post office area: Ely NV 89301, United States of America.
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Also see . . . Fort Ruby. Fort Ruby was about 300 miles from Salt Lake City and nearly the same distance from Carson City, far removed from what might loosely be called civilization in the old American West. Troops of the Third Regiment of California Volunteers, all 600 of them, arrived in September 1862, and spent a month constructing log structures. (Submitted on June 20, 2014.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. This page has been viewed 231 times since then and 8 times this year. Last updated on , by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.