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Near Imlay in Pershing County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Humboldt House

 
 
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1. Humboldt House Marker
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Inscription. Humboldt House or Humboldt Station was originally the point of departure for Humboldt City, Prince Royal, and the mines in that vicinity. In September 1866, it became a stage stop for the historic William (Hill) Beachey Railroad Stage Lines.

As the Central Pacific Railhead advanced from eastern California, it reached Humboldt House in September 1868. From 1869 to 1900, Humboldt House was well known as one of the best eating houses on the Central Pacific Railroad. It was truly an oasis in the great Nevada desert, with good water, fruit, and vegetables. The large grove of trees to the west marks the site of this famous hotel.

Between 1841 and 1857, 165,000 Americans traveled the California emigrant trail past here. In 1850, on the dreaded Forty Mile Desert southwest of present day Lovelock, over 9,700 dead animals and 3,000 abandoned vehicles were counted. (Marker Number 23.)
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 40° 35.931′ N, 118° 15.101′ W. Marker was near Imlay, Nevada, in Pershing County. Marker could be reached from Frontage Road 0.3 miles east of I-80 Exit 138 Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker was located behind a Nevada DOT storage yard and was not visible from
Humboldt House Marker Support Posts image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 5, 2013
2. Humboldt House Marker Support Posts
frontage road. To access the marker site, exit I-80 at Exit 138, take exit road to Frontage Road on south/east side of freeway, take left (east) for 0.3 miles to storage yard. Marker was in this post office area: Imlay NV 89418, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 6 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Applegate - Lassen Emigrant Trail Cutoff (approx. 5.8 miles away).
 
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Humboldt House Marker Support Posts image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall
3. Humboldt House Marker Support Posts
Located between I-80 and Nevada DOT Storage Yard
Humboldt House Property image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 5, 2013
4. Humboldt House Property
Located north of marker support posts across I-80
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 7, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 348 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 7, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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