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Gold Hill in Storey County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Liberty Engine Company No. 1

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Liberty Engine Company No. 1 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, August 24, 2009
1. Liberty Engine Company No. 1 Marker
Inscription.  
Founded 1863
As Silver Bar Hook & Ladder Company No.1
Of Gold Hill, Nevada Territory

Reorganized 1864
As Liberty Engine Company No.1

Active in fighting fires for 90 years
The company motto was
“Faithful and Fearless"
—— • ——
Building collapsed under
Record breaking snowfall of January 1952
Damaging historic fire carts.

Original bell tower preserved and
This marker erected by
A third generation of volunteers
Who honor those who have gone before.
—— • ——
Monument erected
Through popular subscription by
Story County
Volunteer Fire Department

May 30, 1954

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. A significant historical date for this entry is January 10, 1952.
 
Location. 39° 17.64′ N, 119° 39.36′ W. Marker is in Gold Hill, Nevada, in Storey County. Marker is on Main Street (Nevada Route 342), on the right when traveling north. Marker is just south of the railroad tracks.
Liberty Engine Company No. 1 Fire Bell and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, August 24, 2009
2. Liberty Engine Company No. 1 Fire Bell and Marker
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Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 174 Main Street, Gold Hill, Virginia City NV 89440, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Liberty Engine Co. No.1 (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Homestead, Gold Hill, Nevada (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gold Hill Millionaires (about 400 feet away); Maynard Block (about 400 feet away); Gold Hill (about 400 feet away); Assay Office and Justice Court (about 500 feet away); Silver Star Lodge # 5 (about 700 feet away); The Yellow Jacket Mine Fire (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gold Hill.
 
Additional keywords. Volunteer Fire Depts.
 
Liberty Engine Company No. 1 Fire Bell image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, August 24, 2009
3. Liberty Engine Company No. 1 Fire Bell
Liberty Fire House, Gold Hill - Inerior image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Robert W. Kerrigan, Photographer, circa March 1937
4. Liberty Fire House, Gold Hill - Inerior
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
HABS NEV,15-GOLD,1-
Liberty Fire House, Gold Hill, Storey County, NV image. Click for more information.
Photographed By Robert W. Kerrigan, Photographer, circa March 1937
5. Liberty Fire House, Gold Hill, Storey County, NV
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
HABS NEV,15-GOLD,1-
Click for more information.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 26, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 967 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 26, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.   4, 5. submitted on August 28, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.

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Aug. 12, 2022