Reno in Washoe County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
In October of 1846, the ill-fated Donner Party spent five days in this area resting and grazing their weary animals. Plagued by a series of unfortunate incidents one member of the party, William Pike, was accidentally shot, died, and was buried in the vicinity.
Erected by Nevada Historic Preservation Office and Nevada Emigrant Trail Marking Committee. (Marker Number 253.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Trail marker series.
Location. 39° 28.559′ N, 119° 45.248′ W. Marker is in Reno, Nevada, in Washoe County. Marker is Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Reno NV 89502, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Emigrant Trail - Truckee River Route (here, next to this marker); Junction House (approx. 2.4 miles away); Huffaker's (approx. 2.5 miles away); Moana Springs (approx. 2.7 miles away); Virginia & Truckee Railroad Right of Way (approx. 4 miles away but has been reported missing); Glendale School (1864-1958) (approx. 4.1 miles away); James C. Lillard Railroad Park History (approx. 4.1 miles away); Southern Pacific Railroad Yards (approx. 4.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Reno.
Also see . . . California National Historic Trail. (Submitted on May 7, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers •
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