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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMQTP_mottsville_Gardnerville-NV.html
This is the site of the settlement on the Emigrant Trail known as Mottsville, where Hiram Mott and his son Israel settled in 1851. Their homestead was the scene of an impressive number of firsts in Carson County, Utah Territory: 1851: Israel M…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMQTN_cradlebaugh-bridge_Minden-NV.html
The remains of Cradlebaugh Bridge, built in 1861 by William Cradlebaugh, stand ? mile westward. This bridge shortened the distance from Carson City to Aurora in the then booming Esmeralda Mining District. There were two routes from Carson City …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMNHZ_palmetto_Goldfield-NV.html
Thinking that local Joshua trees were related to palm trees, the 1866 prospectors named the mining camp Palmetto. Although a local 12-stamp mill worked the silver ore, the town died for lack of profitable material. New discoveries in the late 1860…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMN2I_carson-valley_Glenbrook-NV.html
Carson Valley below, now a broad expanse of cultivated and pasture lands, was originally a strip of meadow along the banks of the river where 49'ers, following the California branch of the emigrant trail, rested their stock and bought vegetables f…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMN2G_luther-canyon_Gardnerville-NV.html
Luther Canyon, west of this site, takes its name from Ira M. Luther, who from 1858-1865 had a sawmill there. The house behind the marker was his home. He was a delegate to the second Nevada Territorial Legislature. After 1865, the canyon came to b…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMIOL_record-courier-building_Gardnerville-NV.html
The Record Courier has been published in Douglas County since 1904 when Dr. Southworth merged the Gardnerville Record and the Genoa Weekly Courier into one newspaper. In 2004 the Record Courier marks a solid century of printing. This building h…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMGYU_ritchford-hotel_Gardnerville-NV.html
Opened in 1896 by Mr. and Mrs. William Ritchford, the three-story hotel was a stage stop. A water tower was also built on the site, however it no longer stands. The Ritchford was the most luxurious hotel in town at the turn of the century. It w…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMGUB_airtanker-130-is-headed-west_Gardnerville-NV.html
From this Valley on 17 June 2002, the crew of Tanker 130, Steven Wass, Craig Labare and Michael Davis answered the call to duty and took wing to fight a horrific fire in the Sierras. For their determination and ultimate sacrifice, we honor their m…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMGTF_the-french-hotel-and-bar_Gardnerville-NV.html
Owned at one time by Baptiste Borda and later leased to the Mitcheo family. Raymond Borda, upon returning from World War II, owned and operated the hotel for many years. The French Hotel was one of the three main Basque hotels in Gardnerville duri…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMGHN_east-fork-hotel-building_Gardnerville-NV.html
The East Fork Hotel was constructed in 1893 by George and Charley Brown, two brothers who came to Genoa, Nevada with a traveling circus. The Brown Brothers also owned the East Fork Brickyard, providing bricks that were used in many Valley building…
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