Near Carlin in Eureka County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
In 1868, the town of Argenta was founded as the first Central Pacific Railroad station in Lander County. The town, 10 miles west of this marker, was named by Judge E.B. Crocker. A post office opened and the railroad established an eating station, and a distributing point for Austin. Argenta has the misfortune of being located too far from the natural roadway to Austin. The railroad surveyed a new station at Battle Mountain and in the winter of 1869-7- the town moved to the new location, Argenta siding is now a rail point for Barium from the Shoshone Mountains and hay from the Humboldt River ranches.
Erected 2006 by E Clampus Vitus, Lucinda Jane Saunders Chapter #1881.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 40° 40.776′ N, 116° 28.383′ W. Marker is near Carlin, Nevada, in Eureka County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 80, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carlin NV 89822, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hot, Dusty and Tattered (within shouting distance of this marker); Gravely Ford A Tale of Two Highways (approx. 0.4 miles away); About Your Journey ... (approx. 0.4 miles away); Beowawe Geysers (approx. 0.4 miles away).
More about this marker. This marker is located at the north-side Beowawe Rest Area on Interstate 80 between exits 261 and 271.
Categories. • Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 2, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 222 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 2, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.