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

Chief Truckee

 
 
Chief Truckee Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 14, 2010
1. Chief Truckee Marker
Inscription.  The legendary Paiute Leader; friend and guide to pioneers; breveted a "Captain" by John C. Fremont; gave his name to a valley, river and town; died near here in 1860.

Dedicated July 20, 1974
By E Clampus Vitus

             Julia C. Bulette Chapter 1864
   Snowshoe Thompson Chapter 1827
              Chief Truckee Chapter 3691
                                       (Total 7382)
 
Erected 1974 by E Clampus Vitus.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 20, 1845.
 
Location. 39° 14.149′ N, 119° 35.367′ W. Marker is in Dayton, Nevada, in Lyon County. Marker is on U.S. 50 near Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 120 US 50, Dayton NV 89403, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Pony Express (within shouting distance of this marker); Dayton
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Chinatown (within shouting distance of this marker); Carson & Colorado Railroad (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Road to Nowhere (about 300 feet away); Where Nevada Began (about 300 feet away); Union Hotel & Post Office (about 300 feet away); Nevada Added Station (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dayton.
 
More about this marker. The marker is mounted a large rock just down the street from the intersection of Main Street and US 50.
 
Portrait of Chief Truckee image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 14, 2010
2. Portrait of Chief Truckee
Mounted on the rock, directly above the marker, is this portrait of Chief Truckee.
Chief Truckee Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 14, 2010
3. Chief Truckee Marker - Wide View
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 19, 2010, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 2,806 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 19, 2010, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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