“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in New Washoe City, Nevada

Clickable Map of Washoe County, Nevada and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Washoe County, NV (90) Carson City, NV (50) Churchill County, NV (41) Humboldt County, NV (28) Lyon County, NV (47) Pershing County, NV (14) Storey County, NV (92) Lassen County, CA (46) Modoc County, CA (42) Nevada County, CA (218) Placer County, CA (207) Sierra County, CA (55) Harney County, OR (2) Lake County, OR (37)  WashoeCounty(90) Washoe County (90)  (50) Carson City (50)  ChurchillCounty(41) Churchill County (41)  HumboldtCounty(28) Humboldt County (28)  LyonCounty(47) Lyon County (47)  PershingCounty(14) Pershing County (14)  StoreyCounty(92) Storey County (92)  LassenCountyCalifornia(46) Lassen County (46)  ModocCounty(42) Modoc County (42)  NevadaCounty(218) Nevada County (218)  PlacerCounty(207) Placer County (207)  SierraCounty(55) Sierra County (55)  HarneyCountyOregon(2) Harney County (2)  LakeCounty(37) Lake County (37)
Reno is the county seat for Washoe County
New Washoe City is in Washoe County
      Washoe County (90)  
      Carson City (50)  
      Churchill County (41)  
      Humboldt County (28)  
      Lyon County (47)  
      Pershing County (14)  
      Storey County (92)  
      Lassen County, California (46)  
      Modoc County, California (42)  
      Nevada County, California (218)  
      Placer County, California (207)  
      Sierra County, California (55)  
      Harney County, Oregon (2)  
      Lake County, Oregon (37)  
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1Nevada (Washoe County), New Washoe City — Bowers MansionWorld War II Memorial
Dedicated in honor of the sons and daughters of Nevada, veterans of World War II. Erected by Sandy Bowers and his wife, Eilley Orrum, in 1864 with the gold and silver from their mine on the Comstock. Purchased in 1946 by popular subscription and . . . Map (db m163609) WM
2Nevada (Washoe County), New Washoe City — Bowers MansionA Classic Tale of Boom And Bust
IN ITS HEYDAY, Bowers Mansion was one of the most extravagant houses in the Nevada Territory, a product of mining wealth and personal taste. The story of Eilley and Sandy Bowers is a historic boom and bust tale. The mansion itself remains a . . . Map (db m163622) HM
3Nevada (Washoe County), New Washoe City — 166 — Bowers MansionBuilt-1864 Restored-1967
Replacement Marker: Built - 1864 Restored - 1967 Bowers Mansion recalls the wealth of the Comstock Bonanza. Lemuel S. "Sandy" & Eilley Orrum Bowers were probably the first millionaires produced by the famous find in Gold Canyon. As . . . Map (db m89418) HM
4Nevada (Washoe County), New Washoe City — 114 — Franktown
Orson Hyde, probate judge of Carson County, Utah Territory, founded Franktown in the Wassau (Washoe) Valley in 1855. A sawmill became an important enterprise in furnishing timber to the Comstock mines after 1859. The Dall Mill, a quartz mill of . . . Map (db m93939) HM
5Nevada (Washoe County), New Washoe City — History in the MakingThe Rest of the Story
Gold Turns to Rust The Mansion Turns to Shambles AFTER EILLEY LOST THE MANSION IN 1876, the grand house passed through a number of different hands. Myron C. Lake first acquired the mansion and worked hard to revive its glory. The . . . Map (db m163627) HM
6Nevada (Washoe County), New Washoe City — Horses to HorsepowerTime to Gas Up!
HISTORIANS DON'T ACTUALLY KNOW the origins of this building, but if the Bowers built it, they most likely used it as a carriage house. Carriage houses were typically separate from the primary dwelling and housed the horse-drawn carriages, carriage . . . Map (db m163625) HM
7Nevada (Washoe County), New Washoe City — Ophir Famous Mill Town
Mill erected in 1861 for the reduction of the ore from famed Comstock Ophir Mine. The Ophir Mill ceased to operate in 1866. Here a thriving town grew, second only in size to Washoe City, which at that time was the largest town in Washoe County. . . . Map (db m163884) HM
8Nevada (Washoe County), New Washoe City — Rusty Relics
Reminders of the Past THE OLD FARM EQUIPMENT you see here once belonged to Washoe Valley's early ranchers. In spite of the area's famous mining heyday, agriculture and ranching have been the real mainstays of life for local residents since the . . . Map (db m163623) HM
9Nevada (Washoe County), New Washoe City — 94 — The Winters RanchRancho del Sierra
This large carpenter-gothic style structure, completed about 1864, was the ranch home of Theodore and Maggie Winters and their seven children. Originally this area was settled by Mormons, and the ranch was purchased from Mormons by Winters and his . . . Map (db m93935) HM
10Nevada (Washoe County), New Washoe City — Winters Ranch
This is Rancho del Sierra, home of the Winters family from 1858 to 1953. The estate once covered six thousand acres of the surrounding property and included an orchard, horse race track and extensive livestock herds. The house was built by Theodore . . . Map (db m93938) HM
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Aug. 17, 2022