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Historic Flume and Lumberyard

 
 
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By Syd Whittle, July 6, 2009
1. Historic Flume and Lumberyard Marker
Inscription. Approximately one-half mile south of this point and west of the present highway lay the immense lumberyard of the Carson-Tahoe Lumber and Fluming Company, the greatest of the Comstock lumbering combines operating in the Lake Tahoe Basin during 1870-1898.

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.
State Historic Marker No. 193
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
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By Syd Whittle, July 6, 2009
2. Historic Flume and Lumberyard Marker
at the Silver City Mall on Fairview Lane. Marker is located at the edge of the park north of the mall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1501 South Carson Street, Carson City NV 89701, United States of America.
 
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. 0.7 miles 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
Historic Flume and Lumberyard Spur image. Click for full size.
By Kingsbury, Larry, photographer
3. Historic Flume and Lumberyard Spur
The Genoa Park Road spur segments were part of a major log transport network associated with the Comstock mining era. This secondary spur segment once interconnected with an elaborate network of primary and lesser skid roads. The network was the main arterial system for wood transport to Spooner Summit, the key lumberyard for the C&TL&F Co. The period of significance for this lumbering activity is 1873-1898. The spur road has retained its integrity and its overall character as a 19th century Comstock-era haul road.
HAER NEV,3-SPSU.V,1B-
Building/structure dates: 1869 initial construction
. The Nevada State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) recently updated the text of the roughly 260 state historical markers in Nevada. The Nevada SHPO placed the amended text of the markers on its website for each individual marker and will change the actual markers in the field as funding allows. Minor changes have been made to the marker for grammar and readability. The link will take you to the Nevada SHPO page for the marker with the amended text. (Submitted on October 24, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.) 
 
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Historic Flume and Lumberyard Spur image. Click for more information.
By Kingsbury, Larry, photographer
4. Historic Flume and Lumberyard Spur
Historic American Engineering Record/Historic American Landscapes Survey
HAER NEV,3-SPSU.V,1B-
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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 1,376 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 13, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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