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Carson City, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

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By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 27, 2015
1. This Site Marker
Inscription.  For hundreds of years prior to the White Man the Washoe and Paiute Indians used this site as a recreation area and played a type of ball game here. Later, in the year 1872, the area became the freight vards of the historic Virginia & Truckee Railroad. The railroad was dismantled in the year 1950. The sandstone for this monument was quarried at the site of the Nevada State Prison and was used in building most of Carson City's early state structures such as the U.S. Mint Building, the State Capitol, the V&T roundhouse. The monument stone came from one of Nevada's first newspapers, and was donated by the State of Nevada for this occasion.
 
Location. 39° 10.096′ N, 119° 45.955′ W. Marker is in Carson City, Nevada. Marker is at the intersection of North Plaza Street and East Washington Street on North Plaza Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 311 E Washington Street, Carson City NV 89701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. V & T, 1869-1950 (within shouting distance of this marker); Dedicated to You, A Free Citizen in a Free Land (about 400 feet away, measured
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 27, 2015
2. This Site Marker - wide view
in a direct line); The United States Mint at Carson City, Nevada (about 500 feet away); "Pony" Bob Haslam (about 500 feet away); Nevada Pony Express Centennial Reenactment Riders Monument (about 500 feet away); Lincoln Highway (about 500 feet away); The United States Mint Carson City, Nevada (about 500 feet away); Pony Express Monument (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carson City.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 3, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 77 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 3, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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