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N 39° 08.614 W 119° 10.908
11S E 311447 N 4334975
This is Nevada Historical Marker #113 found along Highway 95 at Wabuska.
Waymark Code: WM27CR
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 09/16/2007
Published By:Groundspeak Charter Member Marky
Views: 56

Marker Title (required): Wabuska

Marker Number (If official State Marker from NV SHPO website above, otherwise leave blank): 113

Marker Text (required):
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, Candaleria, Columbus, and Belleville. In 1881, the town served as the principal Mason Valley supply and distribution center on the newly-constructed narrow-gage Carson and Southern Pacific in the period 1900-1905. Tonopah and Goldfield mining booms greatly increased freight and passenger traffic. When copper was discovered in Mason Valley, the town became the Northern terminus of the new Nevada Copper Belt Railroad. Built 1909-1911. Wabuska waned with declining mining activity in the 1920's.

County (required): Lyon

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

Is Marker Damaged? (required): No

Other Marker Type (optional): Not listed

Other Damage Type (optional): Not listed

URL - Website (optional): Not listed

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