Button point (Named in Honor of Frank Button)
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member NevaP
N 41° 00.992 W 117° 34.407
11T E 451783 N 4540750
Quick Description: This marker is in a rest area on I-80, at mile 187, East of Winnemucca.
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 6/9/2007 8:11:44 PM
Waymark Code: WM1NK3
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Uncle Alaska
Views: 63

Long Description:
Frank Button, who used the Double Square Brand, was one of the early ranchers in this area. He and his uncle I.V. Button operated 4000 square miles of ranch land in the Humboldt Valley.
Marker Title (required): Button point (Named in Honor of Frank Button)

Marker Number (If official State Marker from NV SHPO website above, otherwise leave blank): 164

Marker Text (required):
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 areas to begin ranching operations in the rich, fertile valleys of northern and eastern Humboldt County. Using their famous Double Square brand, they raised thousands of fine horses on the 4,000 square miles of ranchland. Although the original ranch was sold in 1884, Frank Button continued his ranching activities in this area and later served as chairman of the board of Humboldt County Commissioners.

County (required): Humboldt

Marker Type (required): Full Size (with blue painted mesh)

Is Marker Damaged? (required): No

URL - Website (optional): [Web Link]

Other Marker Type (optional): Not listed

Other Damage Type (optional): Not listed

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