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Carson & Colorado - R.R. Freight Depot
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
N 38° 31.458 W 118° 37.428
11S E 358451 N 4265239
Quick Description: A smaller Nevada historical marker monumented on the front of the Hawthorne Elks Lodge building.
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 4/4/2018 3:23:29 PM
Waymark Code: WMY21R
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wayfrog
Views: 3

Long Description:
This official smaller-scale historical marker is monumented on the front of the current Hawthorne Elks Lodge building. Passers by would not know that this building was once a railroad depot without reading the history on the marker.
Marker Title (required): Carson & Colorado - R.R. Freight Depot

Marker Number (If official State Marker from NV SHPO website above, otherwise leave blank): 237

Marker Text (required):
This is the first railroad building to be constructed in Hawthorne. It is the remnant of the narrow-gauge Carson and Colorado Railroad built south from Mound House, near Virginia City in 1881. Railroad officials laid out the town in the desert and the first lots were auctioned off on April 14, 1881. The line was subsequently extended into Owens Valley, California, with rail service to Hawthorne coming to an end when the town was bypassed in 1905. In later years, this building served as the general store of J. E. Adams and Senator John H. Miller, a bar and restaurant with a bingo parlor, and a banquet hall, until acquired by the Hawthorne Elks Lodge in 1946. STATE HISTORICAL MARKER No. 237 STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICE HAWTHORNE LODGE NO. 1704 BENEVOLENT AND PROTECTIVE ORDER OF THE ELKS


County (required): Mineral

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

Is Marker Damaged? (required): No

URL - Website (optional): [Web Link]

Other Marker Type (optional): Not listed

Other Damage Type (optional): Not listed

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