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Winnemucca, Nevada Historical Markers

 
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By Duane Hall, July 5, 2013
Markers at Button Point Rest Area
Nevada (Humboldt County), Winnemucca — 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 m67431) HM
Nevada (Humboldt County), Winnemucca — Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch Bank Robbery
First National Bank Robbed Sept. 1900 by Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch 1969 — Map (db m98168) HM
Nevada (Humboldt County), Winnemucca — 164 — Button Point (Named in Honor of Frank Button)
A few houses, a ferry across the Humboldt River, and Bridge Street paved with sagebrush stubs comprised the town of Winnemucca in 1873 when Frank Button and his uncle I.V. Button drove cattle into the area to begin ranching operations in the rich, . . . — Map (db m67427) HM
Nevada (Humboldt County), Winnemucca — C-61 — California Trail - Humboldt Sloughs
"The water is warm and tastes but little better than soap suds. We use acid in all the water we drink, by that means we manage to get along, although we are all anxious to get off this river" - Ephriam Brandiff, Aug. 16, 1852 — Map (db m70354) HM
Nevada (Humboldt County), Winnemucca — C-62B — California Trail - South Side
"The road still continues on the south side of the river, there is also one on the north side and I believe it is the old one. The one on the south side is said to be the best." - Joseph Middleton, Sep 18, 1849 Guidebook available Trails . . . — Map (db m138455) HM
Nevada (Humboldt County), Winnemucca — C-62 — California Trail - Trading Post
"Saw in this distance a flag flying denoting a trading post, rode over to it but found the most they had to sell was very poor whiskey. ... These traders get a great price for everything they sell." - Henry S. Anable, Aug. 25, 1852 — Map (db m70355) HM
Nevada (Humboldt County), Winnemucca — Explorers and Mountain Men
The abundance of beaver in the Humboldt River drew the first non-native people, trappers (mountain men), to this area in the early 1800s. The popularity of felt hats was partially responsible for an increased demand for beaver pelts, but there was . . . — Map (db m141452) HM
Nevada (Humboldt County), Winnemucca — Historic Marker
Site of school house given in 1868 by Frank Baud - a city founder — Map (db m67390) HM
Nevada (Humboldt County), Winnemucca — Humboldt Canal
Built 1862-1869 Veered to West Fifth Street — Map (db m98176) HM
Nevada (Humboldt County), Winnemucca — 22 — Humboldt River
First discovered November 9, 1828 by Peter Skene Ogden on his fifth Snake Country Expedition. Entering Nevada near present Denio, Ogden came southward along Quinn River and the Little Humboldt River, emerging on the Humboldt main stem near this . . . — Map (db m67428) HM
Nevada (Humboldt County), Winnemucca — International Intrigue and the Humboldt River
Before nearly quarter of a million California-bound emigrants followed the path of the Humboldt River from 1841 to 1869, someone had to have first explored the Humboldt and figured out where it went. That someone was Peter Skene Ogden, who traveled . . . — Map (db m67429) HM
Nevada (Humboldt County), Winnemucca — 2 — Pioneer Memorial Park
This spot was part of the Pioneer Cemetery where rests Frank Baud and other of the pioneers who founded Winnemucca, earlier known as French Ford. Baud arrived in 1863 and is one of the men credited with naming the town Winnemucca after the famous . . . — Map (db m67394) HM
Nevada (Humboldt County), Winnemucca — Railroads and Telegraphs
In 1868 the Central Pacific Railroad (CPR) was completed from Sacramento to Winnemucca and the first locomotive, the Champion, traveled to Winnemucca. On May 10, 1869 the CPR and the Union Pacific Railroad (UPR) were joined at Promontory, Utah. On . . . — Map (db m141451) HM
Nevada (Humboldt County), Winnemucca — The California Trail
Between 1841 and 1869, up to 250,000 emigrants followed the California Trail along the Humboldt River to California. in 1846, the Donner Party traveled along this trail and Donner Party teamster, John Snyder was killed in a dispute with wagon master . . . — Map (db m141453) HM
Nevada (Humboldt County), Winnemucca — 21 — The Humboldt Canal
The Humboldt Canal, sometimes termed the Old French Canal, coursed southwestward from Preble, near Golconda, toward Mill City. The present highway crossed it at this point, from whence it ran southerly toward the Humboldt County Courthouse on Bridge . . . — Map (db m67393) HM
Nevada (Humboldt County), Winnemucca — The Humboldt River
The Humboldt River is the only natural east-west water corridor across the Great Basin. It has been a conduit for travel, trade and communication from prehistoric times to the present. From its headwaters near Wells, Nevada, the river slowly . . . — Map (db m141454) HM
Nevada (Humboldt County), Winnemucca — The Victory Highway and Transcontinental Airway System
The growth of the American auto industry in the early 20th century transformed America. Americans embraced their new freedom to explore, leading to a demand for transcontinental auto routes. In 1921, the Federal Highway Act was passed and the . . . — Map (db m141450) HM
Nevada (Humboldt County), Winnemucca — Veterans Memorial Park
The informational plaques located at the military equipment in Veterans Memorial Park were dedicated on Veterans Day, November 11, 2017.

Our sincerest thanks to all who have served our country.

Sponsored by: Barrick - Turquoise Ridge . . . — Map (db m131834) HM WM

Nevada (Humboldt County), Winnemucca — Winnemucca and the Humboldt River Corridor
Despite being remote, Winnemucca's location along the Humboldt River travel corridor has connected it to the rest of the country and made it a welcome resting place for travelers and a center for trade and commerce through the present day. . . . — Map (db m141447) HM
Nevada (Humboldt County), Winnemucca — Winnemucca to the Sea Highway
This log is a portion of a redwood tree which contained 45,000 board feet of lumber. This tree drifted onto the Crescent City, California, beach during the 1964 flood. This log is 1477 years old and was cut from the largest piece of driftwood ever . . . — Map (db m67388) HM
Nevada (Humboldt County), Winnemucca — Winnemucca World War I American Legion Honor Roll 1914 - 1918
Our Men Who Made the Supreme Sacrifice Vernon Crossen Marine William Kent Lamb Navy Chester Arthur Lillie Field Hospital Ole Admundsen Littleton Infantry Harold Martin Ammunition Train Frank Emanuel Olsen Engineer . . . — Map (db m98174) WM
Nevada (Humboldt County), Winnemucca — Winneva Building
Now Phillips Furniture Successor to E. Reinhart and Company 1868 — 1968 — Map (db m81203) HM

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