Winnemucca in Humboldt County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Pioneer Memorial Park
Baud came with Louis Lay from California to work on the Humboldt Canal, a project headed by Dr. A Gintz and Joseph Ginaca who devised the plan to link Golconda and Mill City by means of a 90-mile canal and provide water for the mills in the area. It was never completed. Baud later became a merchant, helped build the Winnemucca Hotel with Louis and Theophile Lay, was the first postmaster, and gave the town a schoolhouse before his death in 1868.
Erected 1964. (Marker Number 2.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1863.
Location. 40° 58.728′ N, 117° 44.518′ W. Marker is in Winnemucca, Nevada, in Humboldt County. Marker is on Melarkey Street (U.S. 95) 0.1 milesTouch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winnemucca NV 89445, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Humboldt River (approx. 0.2 miles away); Winnemucca and the Humboldt River Corridor (approx. 0.2 miles away); The California Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Railroads and Telegraphs (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Victory Highway and Transcontinental Airway System (approx. 0.2 miles away); Explorers and Mountain Men (approx. 0.2 miles away); Winneva Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); California Trail - Trading Post (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winnemucca.
More about this marker. The marker is Nevada Centennial Marker No. 2, installed in 1964 as part of Nevada's celebration of its 100th anniversary of statehood and the beginning of the Nevada Historical Marker Program.
Also see . . .
1. Winnemucca: From Humble Beginnings. Reno Gazette Journal article and photographs about the early history of Winnemucca. (Submitted on August 7, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.)
2. 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 each individual marker on its website and will change the actual markers in the field as funding allows. Minor changes have been made to the marker for grammar and readability. The link will take you to the Nevada SHPO page for the marker with the amended text. (Submitted on November 12, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 7, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 411 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 7, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.