1864 — 1964Austin, mother town of mining camps, sprang into being after William Talcott discovered silver at this spot on May 2, 1862. Talcott came from Jacobsville, a stage stop six miles to the west on the Reese River, the first Lander County seat. He was hauling wood out of Pony Canyon, directly below, when he made the strike that set off the famous "rush to Reese."
|Placed By||Nevada State Park System|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 8:44pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||11S E 493168 N 4372082|
|Decimal Degrees||39.49833333, -117.07945000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 29.9', W 117° 4.767'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 29' 54.00" N, 117° 4' 46.02" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 615 Lincoln Highway, Austin NV 89310, US|
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