Chinatown - Dayton, NV
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member heringermr
N 39° 14.175 W 119° 35.357
11S E 276521 N 4346189
A marker along Highway 50 honoring the importance of Chinese workers in Dayton.
Waymark Code: WMENZY
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 06/21/2012
Published By:Groundspeak Charter Member Uncle Alaska
Views: 12

Marker Title (required): Chinatown

Marker Number (If official State Marker from NV SHPO website above, otherwise leave blank): 163

Marker Text (required):
Early Name of Dayton The first Chinese were brought to this site in 1856 to build the "Reese" ditch from the Carson River to the entrance of Gold Canyon. The ditch was used for placer mining. The Chinese soon began reworking the placers. Earning a living from those abandoned by the miners, so many Chinese followed (200) that the settlement was called Chinatown. The name was changed to Dayton in 1861 in honor of John Day, who laid out the town and later became General of Nevada. State Historical Marker No. 163 Nevada State Park System Dayton Historical Society

County (required): Lyon

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

Is Marker Damaged? (required): No

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