Reno in Washoe County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
In October of 1846, the ill-fated Donner Party spent five days in this area resting and grazing their weary animals. Plagued by a series of unfortunate incidents one member of the party, William Pike, was accidentally shot, died, and was buried in the vicinity.
Erected by Nevada Historic Preservation Office and Nevada Emigrant Trail Marking Committee. (Marker Number 253.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & SettlersCalifornia Trail, and the Truckee Trail series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1846.
Location. 39° 28.559′ N, 119° 45.248′ W. Marker is in Reno, Nevada, in Washoe County. Marker is at the intersection of Rio Poco Road and Creekside Circle, on the right when traveling south on Rio Poco Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Reno NV 89502, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Emigrant Trail - Truckee River Route (here, next to this marker); Emigrant Trail--Truckee River Route (approx. 2.1 miles away); Junction House (approx. 2.4 miles away); Huffaker's (approx. 2½ miles away); Veterans of Foreign Wars Historical Building (approx. 2.6 miles away); Moana Springs (approx. 2.7 miles away); Truckee Trail - Truckee Meadows Ford (approx. 3 miles away); Glendale School (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Reno.
Also see . . . California National Historic Trail. (Submitted on May 7, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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