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

Franktown

 
 
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By Alvis Hendley, March 17, 2016
1. Franktown Marker
Inscription.  Orson Hyde, probate judge of Carson County, Utah Territory, founded Franktown in the Wassau (Washoe) Valley in 1855.

A sawmill became an important enterprise in furnishing timber to the Comstock mines after 1859. The Dall Mill, a quartz mill of sixty stamps, employed hundreds of workers. Fertile farms surrounded the town.

With the completion of the railroad from Carson City to Virginia City in 1869, the milling business rapidly lost its importance and the once prosperous town declined.
 
Erected by State Historic Preservation Office. (Marker Number 114.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1855.
 
Location. 39° 16.282′ N, 119° 50.446′ W. Marker is in New Washoe City, Nevada, in Washoe County. Marker is on Alternate U.S. 395 2˝ miles south of Interstate 580, on the left when traveling south. 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 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rusty Relics (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bowers Mansion
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By Alvis Hendley, March 17, 2016
2. Franktown Marker
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(approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Bowers Mansion (approx. 0.9 miles away); History in the Making (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Bowers Mansion (approx. 0.9 miles away); Horses to Horsepower (approx. 0.9 miles away); Ophir Famous Mill Town (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Winters Ranch (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Washoe City.
 
 
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 224 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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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