“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Carson City, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)

Gardnerís Ranch

Gardnerís Ranch Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, July 6, 2009
1. Gardnerís Ranch Marker
Inscription.  On this site in the period from 1870 until 1918 stood the ornate two-story home of Mathew Culbertson Gardner, rancher and lumberman. The residence was headquarters for Gardnerís 300 acre ranch in Meadows to the Southward.

Here was located, 1870 – 1898, the Carson – Tahoe Lumber and Fluming Companyís large lumberyard. During the 1870ís and 1880ís Gardner logged south of Lake Tahoe for the company and built the only standard gauge logging railroad in the Tahoe Basin. He maintained his home here.

Gardner died in 1908. The residence was destroyed by a fire August 20, 1918. Many of the old trees on the ground once shaded the Gardner family.
State Historical Marker No. 194
Nevada State Park System
Carson City Historical Commission

Erected by Nevada State Park System and the Carson City Historical Commission. (Marker Number 194.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & ForestryIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1870.
Location. 39° 9.12′ 
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N, 119° 46.02′ W. Marker is in Carson City, Nevada. Marker is on South Carson Street (U.S. 395/50), on the right when traveling south. Marker is located near the sidewalk in front of the Carson Ranger Station. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1526 South Carson Street, Carson City NV 89701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Flume and Lumberyard (within shouting distance of this marker); Logging Wagon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nevada State Childrenís Home (approx. 0.6 miles away); St. Charles Hotel (approx. ĺ mile away); Carson City (approx. ĺ mile away); Kit Carson 1843 Ė 44 (approx. ĺ mile away); Chinatown (approx. ĺ mile away); Abraham Van Santvoord Curry (approx. ĺ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carson City.
Regarding Gardnerís Ranch. See Nearby Marker "Historic Flume and Lumberyard" for additional information.
Also see . . .  New Amended Text for Marker. The Nevada State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) recently updated the text of the roughly 260 state historical markers in Nevada. The Nevada SHPO placed the amended text of the markers on its website for each individual marker and will change the actual markers in the field as funding allows. Minor changes have been made to the marker for grammar
Gardnerís Ranch Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, July 6, 2009
2. Gardnerís Ranch Marker
Trees mentioned in marker text can be seen in the background.
and readability. The link will take you to the Nevada SHPO page for the marker with the amended text. (Submitted on October 24, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,205 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 18, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.

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Jul. 21, 2024