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Yerington in Lyon County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Mason Valley Telephone and Telegraph Co.

 
 
Mason Valley Telephone and Telegraph Co. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lance C Johnson, April 20, 2021
1. Mason Valley Telephone and Telegraph Co. Marker
Inscription.  Formed in the early 1890s and enduring a succession of owners. The "telephone" was introduced at Yerington in 1898. Dr. Granville Leavitt, Ed Lamb and JI Wilson were the principles in constructing the first line into town from Wabuska. Twelve miles to the north the property was later operated as the Yerington Electric Company and then as the Walker River Telephone Co. This building served as the office for the MVT&T.
 
Erected 1978 by Snowshoe Thompson Chapter 1827 E Clampus Vitus.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Communications. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1898.
 
Location. 38° 59.309′ N, 119° 9.803′ W. Marker is in Yerington, Nevada, in Lyon County. Marker is on Main Street south of Virginia Street, on the right when traveling south. 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 5 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Leavitt Building & Masonic Hall (a few steps from this marker); Yerington Grammar School #9
Mason Valley Telephone and Telegraph Co. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lance C Johnson, April 20, 2021
2. Mason Valley Telephone and Telegraph Co. Marker
The marker is located at the front of Dinis Casino.
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Miller & Lux Ranch Pizen Switch Holdings (approx. 7.4 miles away); Wabuska (approx. 10.8 miles away); Wilson Canyon (approx. 12.7 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 26, 2021, by Lance C Johnson of Sun Valley, Nevada. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 26, 2021, by Lance C Johnson of Sun Valley, Nevada. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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