This Site
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 39° 10.096 W 119° 45.957
11S E 261040 N 4339094
This Historical marker is located next to the Federal Building in downtown Carson City.
Waymark Code: WMJ3T1
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 09/18/2013
Published By:Groundspeak Charter Member Uncle Alaska
Views: 8

This Site

For hundreds of years prior to the white man the Washoe and Paiute Indians used this site as a recreation area and played a type of ball game here. Later, in the year 1872, the area became the freight yards of the historic Virginia & Truckee Railroad. The railroad was dsimantled in the year 1950. The sandstone for this monument was quarried at the site of the Nevada State Prison and was used in building most of Carson City's early state structures such as the U. S. Mint building, the State Capitol, the V & T roundhouse. The monument stone came from one of Nevada's first newspapers, and was donated by the State of Nevada for this occasion.

Marker Title (required): This Site

Marker Text (required):
See Long Descroption

County (required): Carson City

Marker Type (required): Metal Plaque

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Is Marker Damaged? (required): No

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Marker Number (If official State Marker from NV SHPO website above, otherwise leave blank): Not Listed

URL - Website (optional): Not listed

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