“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Reno in Washoe County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)


Huffaker's Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alvis Hendley, March 15, 2016
1. Huffaker's Marker
Inscription.  Before the arrival, 1858, of Granville W. Huffaker driving 500 head of cattle into the Truckee Meadows, the principal settlers were Mormon. The Comstock Lode and its mining needs focused attention on the valley. Huffaker established his ranch in 1859. Langton's Stage Line and the first Post Office were functioning by 1862. For ten years Huffaker's was a most active stage-stop and a center for a community. The school house was constructed in 1868. Bachelors of a jolly nature gathered here for dancing, horse-racing and "land squabbles". The Athenian Literary Society flourished for the more cultured. In 1875 the "Bonanza Kings" completed their Pacific Lumber and Flume operation from the Lake Tahoe Basin. For fifteen miles trestled logs were propelled "by waters rushing faster than any train." At the terminus of the flume, the Virginia and Truckee Railroad opened a depot and telegraph office and constructed a spur where workers transferred timbers.
Erected by Nevada Division of Historic Preservation and Archeology and Reno Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Colonists. (Marker Number
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Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Colonists series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1858.
Location. 39° 26.5′ N, 119° 46.291′ W. Marker is in Reno, Nevada, in Washoe County. Marker is on South Virginia Street (Alternate U.S. 395), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9825 South Virginia Street, Reno NV 89511, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Emigrant-Donner Camp (approx. 2˝ miles away); Emigrant Trail - Truckee River Route (approx. 2˝ miles away); Emigrant Trail--Truckee River Route (approx. 3.3 miles away); Junction House (approx. 3˝ miles away); Veterans of Foreign Wars Historical Building (approx. 3.6 miles away); Site of Reno Air Mail Field (approx. 4˝ miles away); Steamboat Springs (approx. 4.6 miles away); Geiger Station (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Reno.
Huffaker's Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alvis Hendley, March 15, 2016
2. Huffaker's Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 28, 2016, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. This page has been viewed 488 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 28, 2016, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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Apr. 15, 2024