Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs (HM1RZV)

Location: Reno, NV 89521 Washoe County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 22.789', W 119° 44.545'

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These natural hot-springs are notable for their curative qualities. They were nationally acclaimed by President Ulysses S. Grant when he visited them in 1879.

Early emigrants so named them, because of their puffing and blowing. Located in 1860 (by Felix Monet); a hospital, with adjacent bathhouses, was subsequently added by a Doctor Ellis (1861-1862).

The Comstock mining activities and the coming of the Virginia and Truckee Railroad in 1871, caused Steamboat to became a terminal. Here materials for the silver mines were transferred to freight wagons for the steep haul to Virginia City. The completion of the tracks abolished the need for a junction, but its resort popularity was to reach its peak with the Bonanza Days.

To its "fine hotel, commodious dance-hall and elegant bar, came the legendary silver kings, politicos, gamblers and news chroniclers, escorting the lovely ladies of stage and opera house."

With borasca, attendance waned; fires destroyed the luxurious buildings, but the therapeutic waters remained, not only for health seekers, but for conditioning athletes - even producing mineral muds sought by cosmeticians and race horse owners.
Marker Number198
Placed ByNevada State Park System and the Nevada Chapter of Daughters of the American Colonists
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Date Added Sunday, May 1st, 2016 at 9:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 263786 N 4362514
Decimal Degrees39.37981667, -119.74241667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 22.789', W 119° 44.545'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 22' 47.34" N, 119° 44' 32.7" 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 15584-15926 S Virginia St, Reno NV 89521, US
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