“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Dayton in Lyon County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)

Hall's Station

Hall's Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Trev Meed, circa 2014
1. Hall's Station Marker
Inscription. Spafford Hall built this station and trading post in the early 1850's to accommodate emigrants bound for California. Hall, who was the first permanent settler, was severely injured in a hunting accident in 1854 and sold the station to one of his employees, James McMarlin, after which it became known as McMarlin's Station. Major Ormsby bought the station sometime between 1854 and 1860: The title was still in his name in 1860 when he was killed in the first Battle of the Pyramid Lake Indian War.

A special niche in Nevada's history is accorded this site as the place where the first recorded dance was held on New Year's Eve, 1853.

Exact site destroyed by borrow pit.
Erected by Nevada State Park System. Dayton Historical Society. (Marker Number 200.)
Location. 39° 14.15′ N, 119° 35.548′ W. Marker is in Dayton, Nevada, in Lyon County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Cemetery Road, on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. Main Street turns into Cemetery Road and begins to curve south. The marker is right at this junction of the two roads. Marker is in this post office area: Dayton NV 89403, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nevada Added Station (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Union Hotel & Post Office (about 600 feet away); Odeon Saloon - Billiard Parlour Dayton Lodge No. 5 I.O.O.F. (about 600 feet away); Carson & Colorado Railroad (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chief Truckee (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Pony Express (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dayton (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chinatown (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dayton.
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 10, 2015, by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada. This page has been viewed 215 times since then and 29 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 10, 2015, by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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