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

Lamoille Valley

 
 
Lamoille Valley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Trev Meed, 2015
1. Lamoille Valley Marker
Inscription. Because heavy use denuded the grass from the main Fort Hall route of the California Emigrant Trail along the Humboldt River, many Emigrants left the river near Starr Valley. They skirted the East Humboldt Range and the Ruby Mountains along a Shoshone Indian path, rested their livestock in the Lamoille Valley, and returned to the Humboldt River.

John Walker and Thomas Waterman first settled the area in 1865: Waterman named the valley after his native Vermont. In 1868, Walker erected the Cottonwood Hotel, store and blacksmith shop in the valley, and the settlement became known as the "Crossroads". Here wagons were repaired and food and supplies could be obtained. The original buildings, and the more recent 20-bedroom Lamoille Hotel, creamery, flour mill, and dance hall are gone.
 
Erected by Nevada State Park System. Northeastern Nevada Historical Society. (Marker Number 109.)
 
Location. 40° 43.651′ N, 115° 28.804′ W. Marker is in Lamoille, Nevada, in Elko County. Marker is on Lamoille Highway (Nevada Route 227) east of Rosehip Court, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lamoille NV 89828, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1
Lamoille Valley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Trev Meed, 2015
2. Lamoille Valley Marker
other marker is within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Halleck (approx. 9.4 miles away).
 
Categories. Notable PlacesSettlements & Settlers
 
Close-Up of Map Displayed on Marker image. Click for full size.
By Trev Meed, 2015
3. Close-Up of Map Displayed on Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 8, 2015, by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada. This page has been viewed 94 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 8, 2015, by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada.   2, 3. submitted on October 12, 2015, by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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