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Carlin in Elko County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Carlin

 
 
Carlin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 5, 2013
1. Carlin Marker
Inscription. Carlin, the oldest town in present Elko County, was established as a railroad division point in December 1868, by the Central Pacific Railroad. It was named, by Central Pacific officials, after William Passmore Carlin, a Union officer who served his country with distinction during and after the Civil War.

When the railroad construction crews reached the Carlin Meadows, always a favorite stopping place for wagon trains along the California Emigrant Trail, a townsite was laid out and a large roundhouse and shops were erected.

During the 1870's and early 1880's, Carlin competed actively with Elko, Palisade and Winnemucca for the staging and freighting business of the many mining camps north and south of the railroad. In 1965, it became the principle shipping point for the nearby Carlin gold mine, the second largest gold-producer in the U.S.

Carlin is still a principle division point on the Southern Pacific. During the period from 1906 until the early 1950's, Carlin was the principle icing station in Nevada for refrigerator cars on both the Southern and Western Pacific Railroads (Western Pacific reached Carlin from the easterly in 1908, but through freight and passenger service was not inaugurated over this transcontinental line until 1910).
 
Erected 1979 by Nevada
Carlin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 5, 2013
2. Carlin Marker
State Park System and Northeastern Nevada Historical Society. (Marker Number 112.)
 
Location. 40° 42.617′ N, 116° 7.102′ W. Marker is in Carlin, Nevada, in Elko County. Marker is at the intersection of W. Hamilton Street and B Street, on the left when traveling west on W. Hamilton Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carlin NV 89822, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Leaving the River, Climbing the Hill (approx. 0.9 miles away); California Trail — Hot Springs (approx. 0.9 miles away); Palisade (approx. 8.2 miles away); The California Emigrant Trail Interpretive Center (approx. 11 miles away); The Humboldt River Highway (approx. 11 miles away); About Your Journey ... (approx. 11 miles away); The End of the Hastings Cutoff (approx. 11 miles away); Marking Time (approx. 11 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carlin.
 
Also see . . .  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 placed the amended text of each individual marker on its website and will change the actual markers in the field as funding
Carlin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 5, 2013
3. Carlin Marker
At southeast corner of W. Hamilton St and B St
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 November 12, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.) 
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers
 
Union Pacific Railroad Tracks in Carlin image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 5, 2013
4. Union Pacific Railroad Tracks in Carlin
View to west from pedestrian overpass
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 3, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 219 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 3, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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