McCone's Foundries
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member mineral54
N 39° 17.951 W 119° 39.279
11S E 271084 N 4353338
Blue Nevada Marker in front of a wrought iron fence.
Waymark Code: WM18H8A
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 08/04/2023
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII
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In Virginia City on the left side as you are going north on hwy 342.
Marker Title (required): McCone's Foundries

Marker Number (If official State Marker from NV SHPO website above, otherwise leave blank): 185

Marker Text (required):
In 1862, Ivy Mead, John McCone, and Mr. Tascar established a foundry at Johntown, two miles south east of here in Gold Canyon. After two years they moved their operation to this point and erected a large granite building. John McCone became the sole proprietor of the foundry in 1866. A fire on May 15, 1872 left nothing standing but the walls of the foundry. McCone then bought a Fulton Foundry built in Virginia City in 1863. McCone made it possibly the largest foundry in the state. The foundry manufactured all the early castings of the Virginia and Truckee Railway. He employed 110 men at it's peak. The largest casting (in it's time) poured on the Pacific Coast was made at Fulton's on December 11, 1880

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

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