Argenta Station

Argenta Station (HM1JFR)

Location: Crescent Valley, NV 89821 Eureka County
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N 40° 40.776', W 116° 28.383'

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In 1868, the town of Argenta was founded as the first Central Pacific Railroad station in Lander County. The town, 10 miles west of this marker, was named by Judge E.B. Crocker. A post office opened and the railroad established an eating station, and a distributing point for Austin. Argenta has the misfortune of being located too far from the natural roadway to Austin. The railroad surveyed a new station at Battle Mountain and in the winter of 1869-7- the town moved to the new location, Argenta siding is now a rail point for Barium from the Shoshone Mountains and hay from the Humboldt River ranches.
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed2006
Placed ByE Clampus Vitus, Lucinda Jane Saunders Chapter #1881
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, March 6th, 2015 at 5:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11T E 544531 N 4503324
Decimal Degrees40.67960000, -116.47305000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 40.776', W 116° 28.383'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 40' 46.56" N, 116° 28' 22.98" W
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Area Code(s)775
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Interstate 80, Crescent Valley NV 89821, US
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