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

Silver Star Lodge # 5

 
 
Silver Star Lodge # 5 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 23, 2011
1. Silver Star Lodge # 5 Marker
Inscription.  On this site stood the Silver Star Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons #5.

Chartered on Oct. 13, 1864, Lodge #5 once hosted the largest membership in Nevada.

Timberman Duane L. Bliss who established Glenbrook and was a builder of the Virginia and Truckee Railroad was a charter member of this lodge.
 
Erected by Comstock Historic District Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations. A significant historical year for this entry is 1864.
 
Location. 39° 17.547′ N, 119° 39.435′ W. Marker is in Gold Hill, Nevada, in Washoe County. Marker is on North Main Street (State Highway 342), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 298 North Main Street, 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. The Yellow Jacket Mine Fire (within shouting distance of this marker); I.O.O.F. Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Assay Office and Justice Court (within shouting distance of this marker); Gold Hill Brewery (within
Silver Star Lodge # 5 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 23, 2011
2. Silver Star Lodge # 5 Marker
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shouting distance of this marker); Gold Hill Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Maynard Block (within shouting distance of this marker); Gold Hill Millionaires (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Homestead, Gold Hill, Nevada (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gold Hill.
 
More about this marker. To the left of the "Silver Star Lodge #5" marker, on the fence, are two 'markers" entitled "If This House Could Talk."
 
If This House Could Talk Marker #1 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 23, 2011
3. If This House Could Talk Marker #1
Gold Hill Daily News
The Gold Hill News offices were located here. It was considered the best paying newspaper in the State. The evening paper was noted as being well edited and strong in advocating the Union of the States. Alf Doten, noted for his Diaries published in 1974, was the owner/publisher of the Gold Hill News from 1872 to 1881. (Click image to enlarge)
If This House Could Talk Marker #2 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 23, 2011
4. If This House Could Talk Marker #2
Gold Hill Saloon
The Gold Hill Saloon was located next door to the North of the Gold Hill News Offices. The ‘Little House' located on the property sits behind where the Gold Hill Saloon was located. The ‘Little House’ was built by Jack and Freida Good, longtime Gold Hill residents, in the mid 1930’s. (Click image to enlarge)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 13, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 460 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 13, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of the "Little House". • Can you help?

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Aug. 15, 2022