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Eureka County Nevada Historical Markers

A Tale of Two Highways and About Your Journey ... Markers image, Touch for more information
By Duane Hall, July 5, 2013
A Tale of Two Highways and About Your Journey ... Markers
Nevada (Eureka County), Carlin — A Tale of Two Highways
You have arrived at this place by driving east on Interstate Highway 80. Did you know that since entering Nevada you have been traveling along the route of the historic California Trail? From 1843 to 1869, an estimated 250,000 people made the trek . . . — Map (db m67441) HM
Nevada (Eureka County), Carlin — About Your Journey ...
Whichever direction your travels take you, you're going to have a similar experience to what the California-bound emigrants had. You're going to see the same country, except for the towns and the ranch meadows. The big difference, though, is that . . . — Map (db m67440) HM
Nevada (Eureka County), Carlin — Argenta Station
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, . . . — Map (db m81182) HM
Nevada (Eureka County), Carlin — Gravely Ford
7 miles southeast of here was a favorite pioneer crossing of the Humboldt River, Gravely Ford. Campsite of the Donner Party, here occurred the Snyder-Reed fight, as Snyder lashed at Reed he missed and hit Reed's wife. Reed then killed Snyder. Reed . . . — Map (db m67443) HM
Nevada (Eureka County), Carlin — Hot, Dusty and TatteredBeowawe
Looking at the broad valley of the Humboldt River before you, close your eyes and imagine how it would have been in the mid-1800s. Instead of the sounds of traffic on I-80, you can almost hear the creak of wagon wheels. You might hear the sounds of . . . — Map (db m81206) HM
Nevada (Eureka County), Eureka — Bartine Outhouse
This historic five-hole outhouse was built for prominent Eureka businessman, Frederick Bartine (1888-1964). A native of Finland, Bartine immigrated here in 1901. Soon after, he prospered as owner of the Ruby Hill Water Works, the Bartine Ranch, . . . — Map (db m51694) HM
Nevada (Eureka County), Eureka — Charcoal Burners Massacred Aug. 18, 1879
Giovanni Pedroni Marcellus Locatelli Teodoro Zesta Pompeo Pattini Antonio Canonica Charcoal Burners Massacred Aug. 18, 1879 By A Sheriff's Posse Southwest Of The Fish Creek Ranch — Map (db m89510) HM
Nevada (Eureka County), Eureka — 82 — Diamond Valley
The first known explorer of Diamond Valley was Colonel John C. Fremont, who mapped the area to aid western migration in 1845. Before Fremont, tribes of Shoshone and Paiute Indians long had gathered nature's bounty here. Colonel J.H. Simpson . . . — Map (db m69606) HM
Nevada (Eureka County), Eureka — 11 — Eureka1864 - 1964
“Eureka!” a miner is said to have exclaimed in September, 1864, when the discovery of rich ore was made here—and thus the town was named. Eureka soon developed the first important lead-silver deposits in the nation and during the . . . — Map (db m14690) HM
Nevada (Eureka County), Eureka — 80 — Eureka Courthouse
Built in 1879-80, of locally-fired brick and of sandstone quarried nearby, the Eureka County Courthouse remains a fine example of boom town Victorian opulence. This relic, scene of many famous trials, lives on in reflected glory of the days when . . . — Map (db m14616) HM
Nevada (Eureka County), Eureka — Eureka Opera House
The opera house was constructed by Richard Ryland, Joseph Winzell, and M.D. Foley in October through December of 1880. They used the foundation of the Odd Fellows Hall. The building had been destroyed earlier in the year during a disastrous fire. . . . — Map (db m69601) HM
Nevada (Eureka County), Eureka — 170 — Eureka Sentinel Building
Constructed in 1879 at a cost of $10,000, the Sentinel Building was designed by architect C.M. Bennett. The Eureka Sentinel was published in this building from 1879 to 1960. Three generations of the Skillman family, Archibald, Edward and Willis, . . . — Map (db m14686) HM
Nevada (Eureka County), Eureka — Eureka Sentinel Newspaper
When A. Skillman closed the Shermantown Reporter at Hamilton he moved is printing press to Eureka. Together with Dr. L.C. McKenny they started the Sentinel as a weekly paper in July 1870. It became a daily in June 1871 reporting local and . . . — Map (db m14687) HM
Nevada (Eureka County), Eureka — 222 — Tannehill CabinOne of Eureka's First Houses
The Tannehill brothers built this cabin for a residence in 1864 and lived here about a year before selling their mining interest to a New York company in 1866. The cabin subsequently went through a number of owners, including the firm of Nathan & . . . — Map (db m14688) HM
Nevada (Eureka County), Eureka — 254 — The Eureka Mining DistrictProducing Ore Since 1864
"Mining is an of the most ancient, the most necessary and the most profitable to mankind." Agricola, De Re Metallica, 1556 In 1864, a group of prospectors from Austin, Nevada discovered rock containing a silver-lead . . . — Map (db m69607) HM

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