Miller & Lux Ranch Pizen Switch Holdings

Miller & Lux Ranch Pizen Switch Holdings (HM27AS)

Location: Yerington, NV 89447 Lyon County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 5.421', W 119° 7.328'

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In 1858 Henry Miller, known as the Cattle King of California, and Charles Lux, a fellow German with a keen business sense, formed one of the most successful partnerships in American history. The Miller & Lux Firm began buying up land and cattle throughout the west.

By the 1870's, the partners owned more than 300,000 acres of land in California. In the next two decades, they further expanded their holdings, eventually crossing into Oregon and Nevada, where Miller began to buy ranches and brands. In the 1880's they established the Pacific Livestock Company.

The beautiful open lands around Pizen Switch, later to be named Yerington, were no exception. The valley was perfect for ranching and Miller & Lux established the ranch headquarters one and a half miles west of Lux Lane on the south side of Miller Lane. Even though a fire in 1969 destroyed many of the buildings, some of the original buildings still remain today.

By the end of the 19th century the Miller and Lux Firm had become America's largest integrated cattle and meatpacking enterprise, owning close to 1.3 million acres of land in California, Nevada, and Oregon.
HM NumberHM27AS
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed2009
Placed BySnowshoe Thompson Chapter #1827 E Clampus Vitus
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 316465 N 4328946
Decimal Degrees39.09035000, -119.12213333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 5.421', W 119° 7.328'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 5' 25.26" N, 119° 7' 19.68" 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 1 Lux Ln, Yerington NV 89447, US
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