Carson City, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Historic Flume and Lumberyard
Situated at the terminus of the 12 – mile “V” flume from Spooners Summit in the Sierra Nevada, the lumberyard was approximately one mile long and one-half mile wide. A spur line of the Virginia and Truckee Railroad served the lumberyard. The spur ran adjacent to this site and carried rough lumber to the company’s planing mill and box factory, one-half mile north on Stewart Street. It also carried timbers and cordwood to the Carson Yards to be hauled to the Comstock mines and mills.
Nevada State Park System
Carson City Historical Commission
Erected by Nevada State Park System and the Carson City Historical Commission. (Marker Number 193.)
Location. 39° 9.12′ N, 119° 45.99′ W. Marker is in Carson City, Nevada. Marker can be reached from South Carson Street (U.S. 395/50). Touch for map. Marker can be reached by going to the back of the Office Depot
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gardner’s Ranch (within shouting distance of this marker); Nevada State Children’s Home (approx. 0.6 miles away); St. Charles Hotel (approx. ¾ mile away); Carson City (approx. ¾ mile away); Kit Carson 1843 – 44 (approx. ¾ mile away); Abraham Van Santvoord Curry (approx. ¾ mile away); Nevada’s Capitol (approx. 0.8 miles away); Olcovich-Meyers House (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carson City.
Also see . . .
1. Lumber History at Lake Tahoe. The history of the lumber industry in the area as well as vintage photos of the “V” flume mentioned in marker text. (Submitted on July 13, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. Northern Nevada Then and Now. A history and photos of the Carson-Tahoe Lumber Company (Submitted on July 13, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
3. University of Nevada, Reno Collection of Documents from the Carson-Tahoe Lumber and Fluming Company. (Submitted on July 13, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
4. New Amended Text for Marker (Submitted on October 24, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 13, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,434 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 13, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.