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Lovelock in Pershing County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

The Ice House

 
 
The ice house Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lance C Johnson
1. The ice house Marker
Inscription.  

The Ice House stood just about 150 feet behind you. It was part of the Pitt Mill & Elevator Company which sold several products including lumber, garden supplies, farm supplies, paint and wall paper. The company was moved to the site around 1912 by W.C Pitt, a prominent land and business owner. In 1904 a newspaper article announced the coming harvest of the ice saying that ice was now 6 inches thick and apparently of good quality. The ice, cut from the river and sloughs, was packed in straw and used for refrigeration on railway cars and the refrigeration of the local creamery products. A 1931 newspaper article told of the Pitt Mill grinding wheat into prize-winning flour. A fire that completely destroyed all but the ice house in 1975 was one of the worst fought by the Lovelock Volunteer Fire Department. One firefighter who was there said they eventually had to let the fire burn itself out and use their time saving the other nearby properties. The ice house was later removed due to safety concerns at the end of 2016.

Dedicated this day of March 31st 2018/6023
Jesse Lee Reno 1422 Outpost of Lucinda Jane Saunders #1881
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Clampus Vitus

 
Erected 2018 by Jesse Lee Reno 1422 Outpost of Lucinda Jane Saunders #1881 E Clampus Vitus.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
 
Location. 40° 10.908′ N, 118° 28.378′ W. Marker is in Lovelock, Nevada, in Pershing County. Marker is at the intersection of 12th Street and Cornell Avenue, on the right when traveling west on 12th Street. The marker is in the Big R Hardware Store parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lovelock NV 89419, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dedicated to the Memory of Karl O. Olfers (within shouting distance of this marker); Pershing County Court House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pershing County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Seven Troughs Mining District (approx. 0.9 miles away); Crazy Corners Saloon (approx. 1˝ miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 11, 2021, by Lance C Johnson of Sun Valley, Nevada. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on February 11, 2021, by Lance C Johnson of Sun Valley, Nevada. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
 
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Mar. 6, 2021