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

The Great Incline of the Sierra Nevada

 
 
The Great Incline of the Sierra Nevada Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alvis Hendley, February 28, 2008
1. The Great Incline of the Sierra Nevada Marker
Inscription. Located on the mountain above are the remnants of the "Great Incline of the Sierra Nevada." Completed in 1880, this 4,000 foot long lift was constructed by the Sierra Nevada Wood and Lumber Company. A unique steam-powered cable railway carried cordwood and lumber up 1,800 feet to a V flume which carried the lumber down to Washoe Valley where it was loaded on wagons for use in the mines of the Comstock. Driven by an engine on the summit, 8,000 continuous feet of wire cable, wrapped around massive bull wheels pulled canted cars up a double track tramline. This engineering feat would transport up to 300 cords a day from the mill located in what is now Mill Creek.
 
Erected by Nevada Division of Historical Preservation & Archeology and Incline Village Rotary Club. (Marker Number 246.)
 
Location. 39° 14.203′ N, 119° 55.725′ W. Marker is in Incline Village, Nevada, in Washoe County. Marker is on Tahoe Boulevard (Nevada Route 28) 0.2 miles north of Ponderosa Ranch Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Incline Village NV 89451, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Franktown (approx. 5.3 miles away);
The Great Incline of the Sierra Nevada Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alvis Hendley, February 28, 2008
2. The Great Incline of the Sierra Nevada Marker
Bowers Mansion (approx. 5.8 miles away); The Winters Ranch (approx. 7.6 miles away); a different marker also named Winters Ranch (approx. 7.7 miles away); Galena Creek Fish Hatchery (approx. 8.8 miles away); Spooner Area (approx. 9 miles away); Clear Creek-Kings Canyon Fire (approx. 9.2 miles away); Spooner Summit (approx. 9.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Sierra Nevada Wood and Lumber Company. An article by Gordon Richards detailing the history of the Sierra Nevada Wood & Lumber Company. (Submitted on May 7, 2016.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. This page has been viewed 75 times since then and 2 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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