Wabuska in Lyon County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
In 1881, the town served as the principal Mason Valley supply and distribution center on the newly constructed narrow-gauge Carson and Colorado Railroad. The railroad was purchased and standard- gauged by the Southern Pacific in the period 1900-1905. Tonopah and Goldfield mining booms greatly increased freight and passenger traffic.
When copper was discovered in Mason Valley, the town became the northern terminus of the new Nevada Copper Belt Railroad, built 1909-1911. Wabuska waned with declining mining activity in the 1920's.
Nevada State Park System
Erected by Nevada State Park System. (Marker Number 113.)
Location. 39° 8.617′ N, 119° 10.907′ W. Marker is in Wabuska, Nevada, in Lyon County. Marker is on Alternate U.S. 95 one mile north of Sierra Way, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Yerington NV 89447, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Miller & Lux Ranch Pizen Switch Holdings (approx. 4.9 miles away); Buckland's Station (approx. 11.1 miles away); Bucklands Station Famous Historical Point (approx. 11.1 miles away).
More about this marker. The marker is located the across the street from Linda's Bar, the only retail establishment in Wabuska.
Also see . . .
1. Wabuska Railroad Station, by the National Park Service. On Wabuska's station: "The Wabuska remained in active service until declining freight and passenger service forced the station to close in 1979. Instead of demolishing the vacant depot, the Southern Pacific donated it to the Nevada State Railroad Museum. In 1983, the depot was moved to the museum complex in Carson City and restored." (Submitted on February 15, 2010.)
2. The Wabuska Station. The railroad statin at Wabuska was moved to the Virginia & Truckee historical railroad facility in Carson City Nevada. This site gives some details as well as a photo of the station building. (Submitted on November 13, 2012, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona.)
3. New Amended Text for Marker. The Nevada State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) recently updated the text of the roughly 260 state historical markers in Nevada. The Nevada SHPO (Submitted on November 12, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.)
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