Near Fallon in Churchill County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
The project was one of the first authorized under the Federal Reclamation Act of 1902 and the 1903 construction contract for Derby Dam and the Truckee Canal was the first entered into by the U.S. Reclamation Service, later the Bureau of Reclamation.
This undertaking, originally named the Truckee-Carson Project, was renamed the Newlands Project in 1919, in honor of U.S. Senator Francis G. Newlands of Nevada, an ardent supporter of federal reclamation projects and legislation which made them possible. Operations were transferred to the Truckee-Carson Irrigation District in 1926.
Erected by Division of Historic Preservation and Archeology. Division of State Parks. (Marker Number 215.)
Location. 39° 27.967′ N, 119° 4.165′ W. Marker is near Fallon, Nevada, in Churchill County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 50. Touch for map. This marker is on a road directly north of the dam, approximately
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hazen (approx. 6.8 miles away); Ragtown (approx. 8½ miles away); America's First Transcontinental Highway (approx. 12.1 miles away); Bucklands Station Famous Historical Point (approx. 15.3 miles away); Buckland's Station (approx. 15.4 miles away).
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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 225 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on October 10, 2015, by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada. 2, 3. submitted on October 11, 2015, by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada. 4. submitted on October 12, 2015. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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