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Near New Washoe City in Washoe County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

The Winters Ranch

Rancho del Sierra

 
 
The Winters Ranch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alvis Hendley, March 17, 2016
1. The Winters Ranch Marker
Inscription.  This large carpenter-gothic style structure, completed about 1864, was the ranch home of Theodore and Maggie Winters and their seven children. Originally this area was settled by Mormons, and the ranch was purchased from Mormons by Winters and his brother, from the proceeds of the Comstock. Theodore Winters immediately set out to enlarge his property and built the mansion you see. The ranch, at one time, consisted of around 6,000 acres.

Winters raised outstanding race horses; raced them here. He also had a large dairy operation; raised beef cattle, work horses and sheep.

Theodore Winters was active in politics, being elected territorial representative in 1862.
 
Erected by Nevada State Park System and Nevada Conservancy Association. (Marker Number 94.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1864.
 
Location. 39° 18.628′ N, 119° 49.411′ W. Marker is near New Washoe City, Nevada, in Washoe County. Marker is on Alternate U.S.
The Winters Ranch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alvis Hendley, March 17, 2016
2. The Winters Ranch Marker
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395 0.6 miles north of Interstate 580, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washoe Valley NV 89704, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Winters Ranch (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ophir Famous Mill Town (approx. one mile away); Washoe City (approx. 1.6 miles away); Bowers Mansion (approx. 2 miles away); a different marker also named Bowers Mansion (approx. 2 miles away); History in the Making (approx. 2 miles away); Horses to Horsepower (approx. 2 miles away); a different marker also named Bowers Mansion (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Washoe City.
 
Regarding The Winters Ranch. The Winters Ranch was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974 and is commemorated with the nearby E Clampus Vitus marker.
 
Winters Ranch House and Sierra Nevada Mountains image. Click for full size.
By Alvis Hendley, March 17, 2016
3. Winters Ranch House and Sierra Nevada Mountains
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 16, 2016, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. This page has been viewed 233 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 16, 2016, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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