The Great Incline of the Sierra Nevada

The Great Incline of the Sierra Nevada (HM1S3H)

Location: Incline Village, NV 89451 Washoe County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 14.203', W 119° 55.725'

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Located on the mountain above are the remnants of the "Great Incline of the Sierra Nevada." Completed in 1880, this 4,000 foot long lift was constructed by the Sierra Nevada Wood and Lumber Company. A unique steam-powered cable railway carried cordwood and lumber up 1,800 feet to a V flume which carried the lumber down to Washoe Valley where it was loaded on wagons for use in the mines of the Comstock. Driven by an engine on the summit, 8,000 continuous feet of wire cable, wrapped around massive bull wheels pulled canted cars up a double track tramline. This engineering feat would transport up to 300 cords a day from the mill located in what is now Mill Creek.
HM NumberHM1S3H
Marker Number246
Placed ByNevada Division of Historical Preservation & Archeology and Incline Village Rotary Club
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, May 7th, 2016 at 5:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 247219 N 4347134
Decimal Degrees39.23671667, -119.92875000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 14.203', W 119° 55.725'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 14' 12.18" N, 119° 55' 43.5" 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 1088 Tahoe Blvd, Incline Village NV 89451, US
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