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By Duane Hall, July 5, 2013
Golconda Marker
Nevada (Humboldt County), Golconda — 105 — Golconda
Golconda is a one time Utah Territory mining town whose hot springs, a landmark on the California Emigrant Trail, were of more enduring fame than its gold and silver boom. In 1868, Golconda became an ore shipping station on the new Central . . . — Map (db m67432) HM
Nevada (Humboldt County), McDermitt — 144 — Fort McDermitt
Established in 1865, Fort McDermitt was originally called Quinn River Camp #33 on the East Fork, then renamed in honor of Lt. Col. Charles McDermitt who died while fighting American Indians. The fort consisted of several adobe, stone, and frame . . . — Map (db m107475) HM
Nevada (Humboldt County), McDermitt — 143 — Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins (1844 - 1891)
The Northern Paiute name Thocmetony (Shell-flower) was bestowed on this valiant daughter of Chief Winnemucca, and grandchild of the redoubtable Captain Truckee -- a friend and supporter of General John C. Fremont. Sarah sought understanding between . . . — Map (db m59257) HM
Nevada (Humboldt County), Orovada — Frank W. Barker, George J. Kennedy, Walter James, Earnest R. Tippin, Frank J. Vitale
. . . — Map (db m59254) HM
Nevada (Humboldt County), Valmy — 167 — Valmy
Overlooking the Old California Emigrant Trail, Valmy was named after the Battle of Valmy in France. Established in 1910 by the Southern Pacific Railroad Company as a section point, Valmy served during the steam era as a water and fuel stop for the . . . — Map (db m10090) HM
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-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 — 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 — 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 — 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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