Wabuska

Wabuska (HMIDQ)

Location: Yerington, NV 89447 Lyon County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 8.617', W 119° 10.907'

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Wabuska (the Washoe Indian term for White Grass) was first established in the early 1870's as a station on the stage and freight road from Wadsworth on the Central Pacific to the roaring mining camps of Aurora, Bodie, Candelaria, Columbia and Belleville.

In 1881, the town served as the principal Mason Valley supply and distribution center on the newly constructed narrow-gauge Carson and Colorado Railroad. The railroad was purchased and standard- gauged by the Southern Pacific in the period 1900-1905. Tonopah and Goldfield mining booms greatly increased freight and passenger traffic.

When copper was discovered in Mason Valley, the town became the northern terminus of the new Nevada Copper Belt Railroad, built 1909-1911. Wabuska waned with declining mining activity in the 1920's.

State Historical Marker No. 113
Nevada State Park System
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Marker Number113
Placed ByNevada State Park System
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Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 10:58pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 311448 N 4334980
Decimal Degrees39.14361667, -119.18178333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 8.617', W 119° 10.907'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 8' 37.02" N, 119° 10' 54.42" W
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Area Code(s)775
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 265 Us Highway 95a N, Yerington NV 89447, US
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