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N 39° 16.462 W 119° 33.874
11S E 278775 N 4350359
Nevada history marker along U.S. Hwy. 50 near site of Sutro.
Waymark Code: WMVK5X
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 04/27/2017
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
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Nevada history marker along U.S. Why. 50 about 3 miles northeast of Dayton, NV.
Marker Title (required): Sutro

Marker Number (If official State Marker from NV SHPO website above, otherwise leave blank): 85

Marker Text (required):
Sutro was a town, a tunnel, and a man. The well-planned community was headquarters for the Sutro Drainage tunnel. German-born Adolph Sutra came to the Comstock in 1860. He advocated a drainage tunnel, visualizing development of Comstock ore with this access. By 1865, his vision gained approval of state and federal legislation. However, the mining interests, having at first supported the tunnel, became strongly opposed. When construction began in 1869, it was first financed by the mine workers since the tunnel would presumably improve mine safety. Later, the funding came from international bankers. Miners completed the main tunnel in 1878 and then extended lateral excavations, providing drainage, ventilation and access to many Comstock mines. The work on the tunnel from its lower end created a town of 600-800 and boasted of a church, post office and its own weekly newspaper, plus Sutro’s Victorian mansion and other fine residences. Adolph Sutra soon sold his interest in the tunnel company and returned to San Francisco, where he served as mayor.

County (required): Lyon

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

Other Marker Type (optional): NA

Is Marker Damaged? (required): No

Other Damage Type (optional): NA

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