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N 39° 21.756 W 119° 49.052
11S E 257255 N 4360803
Nevada State Historical Marker No. 212 is located in front of a residence at about 16000 Callahan Ranch Road.
Waymark Code: WMF8EF
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 09/10/2012
Published By:Groundspeak Charter Member Uncle Alaska
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This Historical marker describes Galena's dual personality as a mining and milling community plus a large lumbering center.
Marker Title (required): Galena

Marker Number (If official State Marker from NV SHPO website above, otherwise leave blank): 212

Marker Text (required):
Galena had a dual personality. It was developed in 1860 as a mining property by R. S. and Andrew Hatch. The Hatch brothers’ quartz mill and smelter were among the earliest erected on this side of the sierra. The gold float from the local mines contained a lead sulphide named “Galena,” which caused the mining operations to be unprofitable, but the mills continued to operate, processing ores from the Comstock mines. The severe winter of 1864-65 interrupted freighting to Virginia City, and the ensuing mining depression forced the Galena mills to close. The town also developed into an important lumbering center. Eleven sawmills were operating by 1863, and galena boasted stores, lodging houses, a justice court, a school which doubled as a community hall, saloons, and dozens of homes. After two disastrous fires in 1864 and 1867, Galena was abandoned

County (required): Washoe (Reno)

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

Other Marker Type (optional): None

Is Marker Damaged? (required): No

Other Damage Type (optional): None

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