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By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 14, 2010
Camels in Dayton?
Nevada (Lyon County), Dayton — 199 — Camels in Dayton
Camels were imported into the United States for military purposes in the mid-1850's. Lt. Edward Beale of the U.S. Army tested the animals for caravan operations in the deserts of the Southwest. The experiment was not successful and the camels . . . — Map (db m41082) HM
Nevada (Lyon County), Dayton — Carson & Colorado Railroad
By 1880 the ores of the Comstock had dwindled and the men who founded the Virginia & Truckee Railroad and owned most of the mills on the Comstock needed to restore their high level profits. Mining bonanzas in the southern deserts set a plan afoot to . . . — Map (db m103171) HM
Nevada (Lyon County), Dayton — Chief Truckee
The legendary Paiute Leader; friend and guide to pioneers; breveted a "Captain" by John C. Fremont; gave his name to a valley, river and town; died near here in 1860. Dedicated July 20, 1974 By E Clampus Vitus              Julia C. Bulette . . . — Map (db m30865) HM
Nevada (Lyon County), Dayton — 163 — ChinatownEarly Name of Dayton
The first Chinese were brought to this site in 1856 to build the "Reese" ditch from the Carson River to the entrance of Gold Canyon. The ditch was used for placer mining. The Chinese soon began reworking the placers, earning a living from those . . . — Map (db m69688) HM
Nevada (Lyon County), Dayton — 7 — Dayton
Dayton, one of the earliest settlements in Nevada was first known as a stopping place on the river for California-bound pioneers. Coming in from the desert they rested here before continuing westward. In 1849, gold was found at the mouth of Gold . . . — Map (db m69687) HM
Nevada (Lyon County), Dayton — 233 — Dayton Cemetery
Founded in 1851, this is one of the oldest constantly maintained cemeteries in the State of Nevada. The trail to the Mother Lode passed directly in front and the wagon tracks can still be seen with careful observation. James Finney (Ole . . . — Map (db m89439) HM
Nevada (Lyon County), Dayton — Dedicated to "Old Virginny"Sesquicentennial Nevada Territorial 1861-2011
Born in Virginia in 1817, an often-inebriated prospector named James Finney was known as "Old Virginia" or "Old Virginny" to his friends. He lived in a tent dug into the side of the hill, which would become known as Johntown, located two miles from . . . — Map (db m89525) HM
Nevada (Lyon County), Dayton — 200 — Hall's Station
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 . . . — Map (db m89514) HM
Nevada (Lyon County), Dayton — In Memory Of "Old Virginny"1849 Nevada Gold Discovered 1999 — Sesquicentennial Dayton, Nevada
James Finney, State of Virginia native, died Chinatown Dayton June 20, 1861. About 44 years old, one of the first placer gold miners in Gold Canon, arriving in 1850 or 1851. Old Virginny was so revered by other Comstock miners, they named Vrginia . . . — Map (db m89532) HM
Nevada (Lyon County), Dayton — Nevada Added StationIn Search of the Pony Express - Station Marker
{Obverse:} Dedicated September 15, 2001 NEVADA Added Station Jul. 1, 1861 - Nov. 20, 1861 By Bennetts Family James Stretesky Dayton Historic Society Don, Nancy, Jody & Jeff Dallas Robert & Rae Marie Foster Family . . . — Map (db m29750) HM
Nevada (Lyon County), Dayton — Odeon Saloon - Billiard Parlour Dayton Lodge No. 5 I.O.O.F.
The first community building was built by the Odd Fellows in 1863 costing $30,000. Lodge offices and Hall were on the second floor. The Odeon Saloon and Billiard Parlour occupied the west side of the street floor, hosting such notables as Mark Twain . . . — Map (db m89448) HM
Nevada (Lyon County), Dayton — The Pony Express1860 - 1861 ** 1960 – 1961
Dayton was an important point on the Pony Express route. The site of the old station is approximately 200 yards northwest near the old firehouse. — Map (db m69689) HM
Nevada (Lyon County), Dayton — 186 — Union Hotel & Post Office
The original Union Hotel was located across the street. It was rebuilt here in 1870 after a fire destroyed the old hotel. The former post office site originally housed the dining room and barber shop. The freestanding rock wall is the original wall . . . — Map (db m89513) HM
Nevada (Lyon County), Fernley — America's First Transcontinental Highway
The Lincoln Highway was conceived and promoted by industrialists who were determined to act on the concept of creating one transcontinental highway from amongst the various and fragmented paths, trails and city streets. The LH (1913 -1927) brought . . . — Map (db m46380) HM
Nevada (Lyon County), Mound House — The New State of NevadaBy the President of the United States of America
A Proclamation

Whereas, The Congress of the United States passed an act, which was approved on the 21st day of March last, entitled “An act to enable the people of Nevada to form a constitution and State government,” and for the . . . — Map (db m115733) HM

Nevada (Lyon County), Silver City — 223 — Devil’s Gate
It gives… “a forcible impression of the unhallowed character of the place” J. Ross Brown – 1860 This rugged reef of metamorphic rock was once one of the famous landmarks of the Nevada Territory. In June of 1850, John Orr and . . . — Map (db m21561) HM
Nevada (Lyon County), Silver City — 19 — Ill-Fated Brothers - Hosea and Ethan GroshNevada Centennial Marker No.19 — 1864 – 1964
Two well-educated brothers, Hosea and Ethan Grosh, discovered silver here in 1856 but both died in 1857 before their ore was assayed. Had they lived they might have gone on to locate the Comstock Lode. Their cabin was ¼ - mile to the South. — Map (db m21945) HM
Nevada (Lyon County), Silver City — 39 — Johntown(Site One Mile Down Gold Canyon)
Nevada’s first mining town established in 1853. A boarding house was operated here by Eilley Orrum (Mrs. Sandy Bowers). Other prominent residents, discoverers of the fantastic Comstock Lode, included the Grosh Brothers, Peter O’Riley, Patrick . . . — Map (db m45943) HM
Nevada (Lyon County), Silver City — 264 — Silver City Schoolhouse
The growing town of Silver City built a schoolhouse at this site in 1867-1868. Enrollment was as high as 166 students in the 1880’s. Children were educated here for nearly a century until school closed in 1958. The building then began its . . . — Map (db m45945) HM
Nevada (Lyon County), Silver Springs — 192 — Buckland's Station(On the California Emigrant Trail)
Samuel S. Buckland was a true pioneer. He settled here in 1859, began a ranching operation, established a station for the Overland Stage Company, and operated a tent hotel. He also constructed the first bridge across the Carson River downstream from . . . — Map (db m61066) HM
Nevada (Lyon County), Silver Springs — Bucklands Station Famous Historical Point
On Central Overland Route For Supplies to Emigrants, Pony Express, Stage Coaches, Ranches & Travelers, from 1859 to 1900's — Map (db m27959) HM
Nevada (Lyon County), Silver Springs — 177 — Desert Well StationOverland Mail And Stage Station
Located approximately one mile south are the remains of a typical stage station of the period 1843 to 1869. An era of transition between the arrival of the first emigrant wagon trains and the completion of the Trans-Continental Railroad. Desert . . . — Map (db m89512) HM
Nevada (Lyon County), Wabuska — 113 — Wabuska
Wabuska (the Washoe Indian term for White Grass) was first established in the early 1870's as a station on the stage and freight road from Wadsworth on the Central Pacific to the roaring mining camps of Aurora, Bodie, Candelaria, Columbia and . . . — Map (db m27643) HM
Nevada (Lyon County), Wellington — 74 — Wellington
Following the mining boom in the Aurora District in 1860, Jack Wright and Leonard Hamilton put up a bridge across the West Walker River and established a stage station at this location. Wagons and stages were repaired, horses shod and the station . . . — Map (db m69285) HM
Nevada (Lyon County), Yerington — Miller & Lux Ranch Pizen Switch Holdings
In 1858 Henry Miller, known as the Cattle King of California, and Charles Lux, a fellow German with a keen business sense, formed one of the most successful partnerships in American history. The Miller & Lux Firm began buying up land and cattle . . . — Map (db m116877) HM

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