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

Galena Creek Fish Hatchery

 
 
Galena Creek Fish Hatchery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alvis Hendley, March 17, 2016
1. Galena Creek Fish Hatchery Marker
Inscription.  The Galena Creek Fish Hatchery represents an attempt to make amends after Nevada's Comstock Lode ravaged the region's ecosystem in the 1860s and 70s. Fishing decimated local streams and lakes to feed a growing population. Eventually, restocking became an important goal.

Washoe County operated this hatchery from 1931 to 1949 as an auxiliary to their main facility on the Truckee River in Reno. Galena Creek was ideal because of the continuous supply of uncontaminated water. The hatchery reflects a trend, beginning in the 1920s, to combine habitat conservation and recreational development.

The county ceased hatchery operations in 1949. After that, the Boy Scouts, the Sierra Sage Council of Camp Fire, Inc., and the Washoe Bowmen and Sierra Archers used the site. In 1994, Washoe County reacquired the property as part of Galena Creek Regional Park with plans to restore the building for community use.
 
Erected by Nevada Historic Preservation Office; Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space; Nevada Commission for Cultural Affairs; Federal Land and Water Conservation Fund. (Marker Number
Galena Creek Fish Hatchery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alvis Hendley, March 17, 2016
2. Galena Creek Fish Hatchery Marker
The marker is visible to the right of the entrance door.
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & ForestryNatural Resources. A significant historical year for this entry is 1931.
 
Location. 39° 21.163′ N, 119° 51.625′ W. Marker is near Reno, Nevada, in Washoe County. Marker can be reached from Mount Rose Highway. The marker is located at the Galena Regional Park. From the visitor center, follow road signs for the Fish Hatchery and Marilyn's Pond (about one mile). There is a parking lot near the pond and two stone buildings. The marker is on the larger stone building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18250 Mount Rose Highway, Reno NV 89511, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Galena (approx. 2.4 miles away); Washoe City (approx. 3˝ miles away); Winters Ranch (approx. 3˝ miles away); a different marker also named The Winters Ranch (approx. 3˝ miles away); Ophir Famous Mill Town (approx. 4.2 miles away); Horses to Horsepower (approx. 4.8 miles away); Bowers Mansion (approx. 4.8 miles away); History in the Making (approx. 4.8 miles away).
 
Marilyn's Pond at Galena Creek Fish Hatchery image. Click for full size.
By Alvis Hendley, March 16, 2016
3. Marilyn's Pond at Galena Creek Fish Hatchery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 4, 2016, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. This page has been viewed 520 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 4, 2016, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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