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Assisted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GT.US
N 39° 16.282 W 119° 50.446
11S E 254935 N 4350738
Nevada Historical Marker 114 is located 10 miles north of Carson City on Old U.S. Highway 395.
Waymark Code: WM8RWH
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 05/08/2010
Published By:Groundspeak Charter Member Marky
Views: 23
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Franktown was founded by Mormom leader Orson Hyde. It was named after Frank Poirier, a resident of the area. Franktown was part of what was called, at that time, the Western Utah Territory. A wood flume, run by the Virginia and Gold Hill water company ended in Franktown. The flume was used to deliver lumber to the bottom of the Sierra's for use in the mines of Virginia City.

Historic Marker 114 can be seen along the roadside in Google Street View.

Marker Title (required): Franktown

Marker Number (If official State Marker from NV SHPO website above, otherwise leave blank): 114

Marker Text (required):
Franktown was established by Orson Hyde, probate judge of Carson County, Utah Territory, in the Wassau Valley (Washoe Valley) in 1855. A sawmill was built and became an important enterprise in furnishing timber to the Comstock mines. The Dall Mill, a quartz mill of 60 stamps, employed hundreds of workmen. Fertile farms surrounded the town. With the completion of the railroad from Carson City to Virginia City in 1869, the milling business rapidly lost its importance and the once prosperous town declined.

County (required): Washoe (Reno)

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

Is Marker Damaged? (required): No

Other Damage Type (optional): none

URL - Website (optional): [Web Link]

Other Marker Type (optional): Not listed

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