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Winnemucca in Humboldt County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Great Black Stone

 
 
Great Black Stone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 20, 2016
1. Great Black Stone Marker
Inscription.  Dedicated on the Pilgrimage to ‘Mucca on 3 Rabia I, 1380 A.H. (Mohammedan Calendar).

Brought by caravan from the sea at Crescent City, California, to dedicate the opening of the new trade route from Winnemucca to the sea and to affirm the friendship of the peoples along the route from Humboldt County, Nevada, through Lake, Klamath, Jackson and Josephine counties, Oregon, to Del Norte County, California.

Dedicated by the People and Officials of these counties on September 24, 1960 A.D. (Gregorian Calander).
 
Erected 1960 by People and Officials of these Counties.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical date for this entry is September 24, 1960.
 
Location. 40° 58.337′ N, 117° 44.006′ W. Marker is in Winnemucca, Nevada, in Humboldt County. Marker can be reached from South Bridge Street just north of West Fifth Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located near the northeast corner of the Humboldt County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 50 West Fifth Street, Winnemucca NV 89445, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Great Black Stone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 20, 2016
2. Great Black Stone Marker
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of this marker. Humboldt Canal (a few steps from this marker); Winnemucca World War I American Legion Honor Roll (within shouting distance of this marker); Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch Bank Robbery (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Marker (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Winnemucca to the Sea Highway (about 700 feet away); California Trail - Trading Post (about 700 feet away); Winneva Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Pioneer Memorial Park (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winnemucca.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Winnemucca to the Sea Highway
 
Also see . . .
1. Winnemucca to the Sea Highway. The Winnemucca to the Sea Highway was developed with the idea to establish a continuous, improved route from Winnemucca, Nevada through Medford, Oregon and on to the Pacific Coast to Crescent City, California. In the mid 1950’s there was no direct route linking these regions. (Submitted on April 13, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Winnemucca to the Sea Highway. Community leaders from points along this proposed highway formed the Winnemucca to the Sea Highway Association, which worked with state and local governments to obtain funding for the planning, construction and upgrade of the highway.
Humboldt County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 20, 2016
3. Humboldt County Courthouse
(Marker is beside sidewalk at northeast corner of courthouse.)
The original proposal was to create one highway, numbered 140. However, this idea never fully came to fruition. (Submitted on April 13, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

3. As It Was: Winnemucca to the Sea Route Links Nevada to California. Improvements were made along the way, but the final 494-mile route links seven highways: U.S. 95, state Route 140, U.S. 395, state Route 62, Interstate 5, U.S. 199 and U.S. 101. A dedication of the route was held on Sept. 22, 1962, at Doherty Slide, a steep incline on Route 140 east of Lakeview, Oregon, that even today intimidates motorists with precipitous drop-offs and no guard rails. (Submitted on April 13, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 13, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 13, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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