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Winnemucca in Humboldt County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Humboldt Canal

 
 
Humboldt Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 21, 2016
1. Humboldt Canal Marker
Inscription.
Built 1862-1869 Veered
to West Fifth Street
 
Location. 40° 58.344′ N, 117° 44.007′ W. Marker is in Winnemucca, Nevada, in Humboldt County. Marker is on South Bridge Street south of West Fifth Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 445 South Bridge Street, Winnemucca NV 89445, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Winnemucca World War I American Legion Honor Roll (within shouting distance of this marker); Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch Bank Robbery (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Marker (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Winnemucca to the Sea Highway (about 700 feet away); California Trail - Trading Post (about 700 feet away); Winneva Building (approx. mile away); Pioneer Memorial Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named The Humboldt Canal (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winnemucca.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. ...the nearby Nevada State Historical Marker for more details on the Humboldt Canal.
 
Also see . . .  Humboldt Canal Map (Humboldt Museum). The Humboldt Canal scheme was
Humboldt Canal Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 21, 2016
2. Humboldt Canal Marker - Wide View
The Humboldt County Courthouse is in the background.
designed in 1862 to take water from the Humboldt River for use in generating power for mining and to irrigate land along the canal, but the water disappeared in the sandy soil at Rose Creek Pass. It was to have terminated in Mill City. The project drove much of Winnemucca's early growth.
(Submitted on September 25, 2016.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 28, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 25, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 172 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 25, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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