New Washoe City in Washoe County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Horses to Horsepower
Time to Gas Up!
WHEN MODES OF TRANSPORTATION shifted, this building took on several different functions including a shop, an electrical building and garage. As more and more auto traffic moved between Reno and Carson City, Mr. Riter (owner of the mansion, 1902-1946) recognized that folks needed a convenient place to fill up their gas tanks. Back in 1924, this was the place to buy Quick Starting Red Crown Gasoline.
Once an important gas stop, today this building still provides an essential service to visitors here at Bowers Mansion!
Erected by Washoe County Department of Regional Parks and Open Space.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational Areas • Roads & Vehicles.
Location. 39° 17.09′ N, 119° 50.492′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4005 Bowers Mansion Road, Washoe Valley NV 89704, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rusty Relics (within shouting distance of this marker); Bowers Mansion (within shouting distance of this marker); History in the Making (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Bowers Mansion (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Bowers Mansion (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Franktown (approx. 0.9 miles away); Ophir Famous Mill Town (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Winters Ranch (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Washoe City.
Regarding Horses to Horsepower. This former carriage house now houses public restrooms.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Bowers Mansion
Also see . . . Bowers Mansion: The Chronicle of a Curious Nevada Landmark. Through the Roaring Twenties and Prohibition, and even the Great (Submitted on December 30, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 29, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 40 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on December 29, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 2, 3. submitted on December 30, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.