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of sign - Intersection of Main Street and Bradford
Street, on the right when traveling west on Main Street.
taken October 2008
courtesy of Jimmy Wayne
Known as "Hangtown" Incorporated May 13, 1854
on banks of “Hangtown” Creek as rich mining camp in spring of 1848.
Millions in gold were taken from its ravines and
Supply center for surrounding mining camps and transportation terminus for
famous Comstock Lode. John M. Studebaker,
Hopkins, Leland Stanford, Phillip Armour, and Edwin Markham were among
well-known men who contributed to
early history. Also, “Snowshoe” John A. Thompson who carried from 60 to
80 pounds of mail on skies from
over the Sierra to Carson Valley during winter months.
Landmark No. 475
furnished by California Centennials Commission Base by James W. Marshall
Chapter No. 49 E Clampus Vitus
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