Huffaker's

Huffaker's (HM1S3I)

Location: Reno, NV 89511 Washoe County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 26.5', W 119° 46.291'

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Before the arrival, 1858, of Granville W. Huffaker driving 500 head of cattle into the Truckee Meadows, the principal settlers were Mormon. The Comstock Lode and its mining needs focused attention on the valley. Huffaker established his ranch in 1859. Langton's Stage Line and the first Post Office were functioning by 1862. For ten years Huffaker's was a most active stage-stop and a center for a community. The school house was constructed in 1868. Bachelors of a jolly nature gathered here for dancing, horse-racing and "land squabbles". The Athenian Literary Society flourished for the more cultured. In 1875 the "Bonanza Kings" completed their Pacific Lumber and Flume operation from the Lake Tahoe Basin. For fifteen miles trestled logs were propelled "by waters rushing faster than any train." At the terminus of the flume, the Virginia and Truckee Railroad opened a depot and telegraph office and constructed a spur where workers transferred timbers.
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HM NumberHM1S3I
Marker Number238
Placed ByNevada Division of Historic Preservation and Archeology and Reno Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Colonists
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, May 7th, 2016 at 5:02am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 261490 N 4369456
Decimal Degrees39.44166667, -119.77151667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 26.5', W 119° 46.291'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 26' 30" N, 119° 46' 17.46" W
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Area Code(s)775
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9813-9867 US-395 ALT, Reno NV 89511, US
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