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

The Great Incline of the Sierra Nevada

 
 
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By Alvis Hendley, February 28, 2008
1. The Great Incline of the Sierra Nevada Marker
Inscription.  Located on the mountain above are the remnants of the "Great Incline of the Sierra Nevada." Completed in 1880, this 4,000 foot long lift was constructed by the Sierra Nevada Wood and Lumber Company. A unique steam-powered cable railway carried cordwood and lumber up 1,800 feet to a V flume which carried the lumber down to Washoe Valley where it was loaded on wagons for use in the mines of the Comstock. Driven by an engine on the summit, 8,000 continuous feet of wire cable, wrapped around massive bull wheels pulled canted cars up a double track tramline. This engineering feat would transport up to 300 cords a day from the mill located in what is now Mill Creek.
 
Erected by Nevada Division of Historical Preservation & Archeology and Incline Village Rotary Club. (Marker Number 246.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & ForestryIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Chinese Heritage Sites of the American West series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1880.
 
Location. 39° 14.203′ 
The Great Incline of the Sierra Nevada Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alvis Hendley, February 28, 2008
2. The Great Incline of the Sierra Nevada Marker
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N, 119° 55.725′ W. Marker is in Incline Village, Nevada, in Washoe County. Marker is on Tahoe Boulevard (Nevada Route 28) 0.2 miles north of Ponderosa Ranch Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Incline Village NV 89451, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Franktown (approx. 5.3 miles away); Rusty Relics (approx. 5.7 miles away); Horses to Horsepower (approx. 5.7 miles away); Bowers Mansion (approx. 5.7 miles away); History in the Making (approx. 5.7 miles away); a different marker also named Bowers Mansion (approx. 5.7 miles away); a different marker also named Bowers Mansion (approx. 5.8 miles away); Ophir Famous Mill Town (approx. 6.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Sierra Nevada Wood and Lumber Company. An article by Gordon Richards detailing the history of the Sierra Nevada Wood & Lumber Company. (Submitted on May 7, 2016.) 
 
 
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 220 times since then and 17 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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