Elko (HM88)

Location: Elko, NV 89801 Elko County
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N 40° 50.482', W 115° 45.208'

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On December 29, 1868, representatives of the Central Pacific Railroad started laying out lots for the future town of Elko. By 1870, the thriving town had 5,000 people. There was an immense volume of freight and passenger traffic over the stageline roads north and south from the railhead at Elko to the mining area.

The University of Nevada was originally built in Elko in 1874 and remained here until 1885, at which time it was moved to Reno to its present location.

By the early 1870's, Elko became the marketing and economic center for northeastern Nevada's vast range livestock empire. In the 1870's and 1880's, great ranching principalities were built on Elko County's vast rangelands. These ranches were ruled over, absolutely, by such powerful and colorful cattle kings as L.R. "Broadhorns" Bradley, Nevada's second Governor and its first "cowboy" Governor; the French Garat family, Spanish Altubes, and John Sparks, Governor of Nevada in the early years of this century.

Elko remains the economic hub of Nevada's greatest range area. At the same time, it has also become a recreation-tourism center in northeast Nevada.
HM NumberHM88
Marker Number106
Year Placed1970
Placed ByState of Nevada
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 8:34pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11T E 605087 N 4521895
Decimal Degrees40.84136667, -115.75346667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 50.482', W 115° 45.208'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 50' 28.92" N, 115° 45' 12.48" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)775
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1401-1499 Idaho St, Elko NV 89801, US
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