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Gold Hill in Storey County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Liberty Engine Company No. 1

Site of

 
 
Liberty Engine Company No. 1 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 24, 2009
1. Liberty Engine Company No. 1 Marker
Inscription.
Founded 1863
As Silver Bar Hook & Ladder Company No.1
Of Gold Hill, Nevada Territory

Reorganized 1864
As Liberty Engine Company No.1

Active in fighting fires for 90 years
The company motto was
“Faithful and Fearless"
—— ——
Building collapsed under
Record breaking snowfall of January 1952
Damaging historic fire carts.

Original bell tower preserved and
This marker erected by
A third generation of volunteers
Who honor those who have gone before.
—— ——
Monument erected
Through popular subscription by
Story County
Volunteer Fire Department

May 30, 1954

 
Location. 39° 17.64′ N, 119° 39.36′ W. Marker is in Gold Hill, Nevada, in Storey County. Marker is on Main Street (Nevada Route 342), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is just south of the railroad tracks. Marker is at or near this postal address: 174 Main Street, Gold Hill, Virginia City NV 89440, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Liberty Engine Co. No.1 (within shouting distance of this marker); Maynard Block
Liberty Engine Company No. 1 Fire Bell and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 24, 2009
2. Liberty Engine Company No. 1 Fire Bell and Marker
(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gold Hill (about 400 feet away); Assay Office and Justice Court (about 500 feet away); Silver Star Lodge # 5 (about 700 feet away); Gold Hill Hotel (about 800 feet away); Gold Hill Brewery (approx. 0.2 miles away); I.O.O.F. Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gold Hill.
 
Also see . . .  History of Fire Departments in Virginia City and Storey County. (Submitted on August 26, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
Additional keywords. Volunteer Fire Depts.
 
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Liberty Engine Company No. 1 Fire Bell image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 24, 2009
3. Liberty Engine Company No. 1 Fire Bell
Liberty Fire House, Gold Hill - Inerior image. Click for full size.
By Robert W. Kerrigan, Photographer, circa March 1937
4. Liberty Fire House, Gold Hill - Inerior
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
HABS NEV,15-GOLD,1-
Liberty Fire House, Gold Hill, Storey County, NV image. Click for more information.
By Robert W. Kerrigan, Photographer, circa March 1937
5. Liberty Fire House, Gold Hill, Storey County, NV
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
HABS NEV,15-GOLD,1-
Click for more information.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 26, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 817 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 26, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   4, 5. submitted on August 28, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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