Reno in Washoe County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Erected 1964 by State of Nevada Centennial Committee. (Marker Number 4.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Henness Pass series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1853.
Location. 39° 29.34′ N, 119° 47.69′ W. Marker is in RenoTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3800 South Virginia Street, Reno NV 89502, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans of Foreign Wars Historical Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Emigrant Trail--Truckee River Route (approx. ¼ mile away); Moana Springs (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of Reno Air Mail Field (approx. 1.1 miles away); Emigrant-Donner Camp (approx. 2.4 miles away); Emigrant Trail - Truckee River Route (approx. 2.4 miles away); Major General Jesse Lee Reno (approx. 2½ miles away); Spanish-American War Memorial 1898-1899 (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Reno.
More about this marker. The official Junction House marker is located on South Virginia Street about 300 feet north of East Peckham Lane near the main entrance to the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa.
The neighborhood, consisting of large buildings located in gigantic parking lots, does not inspire strolling, making the marker easy to overlook, even if you are visiting the casino or waiting for a bus across South Virginia Street from the marker.
A second marker, with the same wording, is located just inside the main entrance to the casino, mounted on the wall to the right as you enter.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 7, 2016, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. This page has been viewed 212 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 7, 2016, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.