“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Reno in Washoe County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)


Huffaker's Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alvis Hendley, March 15, 2016
1. Huffaker's Marker
Inscription. Before the arrival, 1858, of Granville W. Huffaker driving 500 head of cattle into the Truckee Meadows, the principal settlers were Mormon. The Comstock Lode and its mining needs focused attention on the valley. Huffaker established his ranch in 1859. Langton's Stage Line and the first Post Office were functioning by 1862. For ten years Huffaker's was a most active stage-stop and a center for a community. The school house was constructed in 1868. Bachelors of a jolly nature gathered here for dancing, horse-racing and "land squabbles". The Athenian Literary Society flourished for the more cultured. In 1875 the "Bonanza Kings" completed their Pacific Lumber and Flume operation from the Lake Tahoe Basin. For fifteen miles trestled logs were propelled "by waters rushing faster than any train." At the terminus of the flume, the Virginia and Truckee Railroad opened a depot and telegraph office and constructed a spur where workers transferred timbers.
Erected by Nevada Division of Historic Preservation and Archeology and Reno Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Colonists. (Marker Number 238.)
Location. 39° 26.5′ N, 119° 46.291′ W. Marker is in Reno, Nevada, in Washoe County. Marker is on
Huffaker's Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alvis Hendley, March 15, 2016
2. Huffaker's Marker
South Virginia Street (Alternate U.S. 395), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9825 South Virginia Street, Reno NV 89511, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Emigrant-Donner Camp (approx. 2.5 miles away); Emigrant Trail - Truckee River Route (approx. 2.5 miles away); Junction House (approx. 3.5 miles away); Moana Springs (approx. 3.7 miles away); Steamboat Springs (approx. 4.6 miles away); Geiger Station (approx. 5.4 miles away); Virginia & Truckee Railroad Right of Way (approx. 5.5 miles away but has been reported missing); "People thought I was crazy." (approx. 5.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Reno.
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. This page has been viewed 125 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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