Near Yerington in Lyon County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
The Wilson family settled in the Wilson Canyon area in 1863, mining gold discovered in Pine Grove by "Uncle Billy" and ranching in Mason Valley. The Wilsons’ mining efforts eventually yielded several million dollars.
David Wilson died in 1915; a prominent local rancher and community leader. He is buried nearby in the Wilson Ranch Cemetery.
A Northern Paiute named Wovoka was raised with the Wilson boys and took the name Jack Wilson. Wovoka started the Ghost Dance movement in 1890, which swept into the Great Plains with potent political force.
Erected by State Historic Preservation Office and Katie Buchanan and Family. (Marker Number 255.)
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Yerington NV 89447, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wellington (approx. 9 miles away); Leavitt Building & Masonic Hall (approx. 12.7 miles away); Yerington Grammar School #9 (approx. 12.8 miles away).
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers •
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 16, 2019, by Paulette Nelson of N Las Vegas, Nevada. This page has been viewed 45 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 16, 2019, by Paulette Nelson of N Las Vegas, Nevada. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of the Wilson mansion (now known as the Nordyke House) located at the old Nordyke town site in Mason Valley. • Can you help?