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N 39° 33.805 W 119° 02.874
11S E 324076 N 4381305
State Historical Marker located along US-50 in the center of Hazen, NV.
Waymark Code: WM7AAH
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 09/26/2009
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Team GeoDuo
Views: 22

Marker Title (required): Hazen

Marker Number (If official State Marker from NV SHPO website above, otherwise leave blank): 178

Marker Text (required):
Hazen was named for William Babcock Hazen, who served under General Sherman in his "march to the sea." The town, established in 1903 to house laborers working on the Newlands Irrigation Project south of here, included hotels, saloons, brothels, churches and schools. In 1905 the first train came through on the new routing to Tonopah. In 1906 the Southern Pacific Railroad built a large roundhouse here as well as a fine depot. In 1908 Hazen was nearly destroyed by fire. As a tough town, it had no peer in the state. Nevada's last lynching occurred in Hazen when "Red" Wood was taken from the wooden jail and hanged on February 28, 1905.

County (required): Churchill

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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