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Valmy
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Peter and Gloria
N 40° 47.334 W 117° 07.738
11T E 489118 N 4515331
Quick Description: This Nevada Historical Marker is in the Valmy Rest Area at Exit 216 of I-80.
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 10/14/2016 9:08:20 AM
Waymark Code: WMT8FD
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Uncle Alaska
Views: 3

Marker Title (required): Valmy

Marker Number (If official State Marker from NV SHPO website above, otherwise leave blank): 167

Marker Text (required):
Overlooking the old California Emigrant Trail, Valmy was named after the Battle of Valmy in France. Established in 1910 by the Southern Pacific Railroad Company as a section point, Valmy served during the steam era as a water and fuel stop for the railroad. Treaty Hill to the northwest marks a division point between the Paiute lands to the west and Shoshone lands to the east. For generations the scene of battles over two springs, Treaty Hill marks the site where peace was wrought by compromise, when two chiefs sat down and divided springs and territory between the warring tribes. The first postoffice here was established as Stonehouse on November 26, 1890. The name was changed to Valmy March 24, 1915. State Historical Marker No.167 State Historic Preservation Office Nevada State Park System Eugene & Julie Digrazia


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Marker Type (required): Full Size (with blue painted mesh)

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