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

Virginia & Truckee Railroad Right of Way

 
 
Virginia & Truckee Railroad Right of Way Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By M H, May 8, 2011
1. Virginia & Truckee Railroad Right of Way Marker
Inscription.  Soon after the Chinese laborers graded this section during the summer of 1871, track gangs commenced laying rail south, reaching Steamboat Springs by late October. To celebrate the occasion numerous residents rode an excursion train to Steamboat on November 7. Nine months later Superintendent Henry M. Yerington drove the last spike a mile west of Carson City on August 24, 1872, connecting Virginia City with Reno by rail. Although regularly scheduled passenger service didn't begin until October 1, the first through train traversed the 52 mile route on September 1, 1872 - the last steamed by here on May 31, 1950.
 
Erected by Division of Historic Preservation & Archeology; City of Reno. (Marker Number 248.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Asian AmericansRailroads & Streetcars. A significant historical date for this entry is May 31, 1950.
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 39° 31.01′ N, 119° 48.419′ W. Marker was in Reno, Nevada, in Washoe County. Marker was on South Center
Virginia & Truckee Railroad Right of Way Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By M H, May 8, 2011
2. Virginia & Truckee Railroad Right of Way Marker
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Street near Holcomb Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Reno NV 89502, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Major General Jesse Lee Reno (approx. half a mile away); Spanish-American War Memorial 1898-1899 (approx. half a mile away); Washoe County World War II Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Reno (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site of Nevada’s First Public Library (approx. 0.6 miles away); Frederick Joseph DeLongechamps (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lake Mansion (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Reno Arch (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Reno.
 
Virginia & Truckee Railroad Right of Way Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By M H, May 8, 2011
3. Virginia & Truckee Railroad Right of Way Marker
Missing Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alvis Hendley, March 15, 2016
4. Missing Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 10, 2011, by Mh of Las Vegas, Nevada. This page has been viewed 1,117 times since then and 14 times this year. Last updated on May 25, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 10, 2011, by Mh of Las Vegas, Nevada.   4. submitted on April 6, 2016, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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May. 25, 2022