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Reno in Washoe County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Lake's Crossing

 
 
Lake's Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 13, 2011
1. Lake's Crossing Marker
Inscription.  First settlement in this area was a toll station & bridge constructed on this site in 1859-60 by E.W. Fuller. It was later known as Lake’s Crossing after Myron C. Lake purchased this property in 1863. Lake’s land gift to the new overland railroad assured a station and settlement. Charles Crocker of the Central Pacific sold the first town lots May 9, 1868, naming the town Reno after his friend, a Union general, Jesse L. Reno, killed in the Civil War.
 
Erected 1968 by Julia C. Bulette Chapter, E Campus Vitus. (Marker Number 42.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
 
Location. 39° 31.494′ N, 119° 48.751′ W. Marker is in Reno, Nevada, in Washoe County. Marker is on South Virgina Street (Nevada Route 430), on the right when traveling south. The marker is located on the west side of the south end of the Virginia Street Bridge
Lake's Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 13, 2011
2. Lake's Crossing Marker
over the Truckee River. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Reno NV 89501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Nevada’s First Public Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Frederick Joseph DeLongechamps (within shouting distance of this marker); Ginsburg Jewelry Company (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Reno (about 300 feet away); Washoe County World War II Memorial (about 300 feet away); Reno's Beginning (about 500 feet away); Spanish-American War Memorial 1898-1899 (about 500 feet away); Major General Jesse Lee Reno (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Reno.
 
An additional marker on the Virginia Street Bridge. image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 13, 2011
3. An additional marker on the Virginia Street Bridge.
This marker is opposite the Lake's Crossing marker on the east side of the south end of the Virginia Street Bridge. The text:Site pioneer fording place and first bridge built 1860 Tablet place by Nevada Sagebrush Chapter Daughter of the American Revolution 1930
The D.A.R Marker on the Virginia Street Bridge. image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 13, 2011
4. The D.A.R Marker on the Virginia Street Bridge.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 5, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 567 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 5, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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