Nevada Rock Art Geocaching Historical Markers

Historical Marker #164

Located on Interstate Highway 80, eight miles east of Winnemucca, Nevada.

Button Point
(Named in Honor
of Frank Button)

A few houses, a ferry across the Humboldt River and Bridge Street paved with sagebrush stubs comprised the town of Winnemucca in 1873 when Frank Button and his uncle I.V. Button drove cattle into the areas to begin ranching operations in the rich, fertile valleys of northern and eastern Humboldt County.

Using their famous Double Square brand, they raised thousands of fine horses on the 4,000 square miles of ranchland. Although the original ranch was sold in 1884, Frank Button continued his ranching activities in this area and later served as chairman of the board of Humboldt County Commissioners.

Notes on this marker:

Another one in a rest area. I think this is one of two at this stop.

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