Washoe City-Founded 1861-County Seat of Washoe County, Nevada territory. Timber supplier to the Comstock Lode. Home to 10 quartz mills and 281 stamps. Lost county seat to Reno 1871; victim of V&T Railroad success, Carson & Tahoe timbering and huge, new Carson river mills.
“By 1888 Nothing is left but ruins to mark the once thriving town.”
Dedicated 17 Sept. 1977 by Snowshoe Thompson Chapter No. 1827
E Clampus Vitus Dale L. Goings NGH
Erected 1977 by E Clampus Vitus Snowshoe Thompson Chapter No.1827.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 17, 1977.
Location. 39° 19.706′ N, 119° 48.232′ W. Marker is in Washoe City, Nevada, in Washoe County. Marker is on Carson-Reno Highway. This marker is on private property. Touch for map. Marker
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Winters Ranch (approx. 1.6 miles away); a different marker also named The Winters Ranch (approx. 1.6 miles away); Galena (approx. 2½ miles away); Ophir Famous Mill Town (approx. 2.6 miles away); Galena Creek Fish Hatchery (approx. 3½ miles away); Bowers Mansion (approx. 3.6 miles away); a different marker also named Bowers Mansion (approx. 3.6 miles away); History in the Making (approx. 3.6 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on April 8, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 7, 2019, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. This page has been viewed 171 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 7, 2019. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.