Franktown (HM1RPY)

Location: New Washoe City, NV 89704 Washoe County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 16.282', W 119° 50.446'

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Orson Hyde, probate judge of Carson County, Utah Territory, founded Franktown in the Wassau (Washoe) Valley in 1855.

A sawmill became an important enterprise in furnishing timber to the Comstock mines after 1859. The Dall Mill, a quartz mill of sixty stamps, employed hundreds of workers. Fertile farms surrounded the town.

With the completion of the railroad from Carson City to Virginia City in 1869, the milling business rapidly lost its importance and the once prosperous town declined.
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Marker Number114
Placed ByState Historic Preservation Office
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, April 17th, 2016 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 254935 N 4350738
Decimal Degrees39.27136667, -119.84076667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 16.282', W 119° 50.446'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 16' 16.92" N, 119° 50' 26.76" W
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Area Code(s)775
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4800-4898 US-395 ALT, New Washoe City NV 89704, US
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