Early Name of DaytonThe 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.
|Placed By||Nevada State Park system; Dayton Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 7:56pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||11S E 276518 N 4346191|
|Decimal Degrees||39.23626667, -119.58931667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 14.176', W 119° 35.359'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 14' 10.56" N, 119° 35' 21.54" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 35 Dayton Valley Rd, Dayton NV 89403, US|
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