Nevada Rock Art Geocaching Historical Markers

Historical Marker #193

Located at the rest area on U.S. Hwy 395, south end of Carson City.

Historic Flume and Lumberyard

Approximately one-half mile south of this point and west of the present highway lay the immense lumberyard of the Carson-Tahoe Lumber and Fluming Company, the greatest of the Comstock lumbering combines operating in the Lake Tahoe Basin during 1870-1898.

Situated at the terminus of the 12-mile "V" flume from Spooner Summit in the Sierra Nevada, the lumberyard was approximately one mile long and one-half mile wide. A spur line of the Virginia and Truckee Railroad served the lumberyard. The spur ran adjacent to this site and carried rough lumber to the company's planing mill and box factory, one-half mile north on Stewart Street. It also carried timbers and cordwood to the Carson Yards to be hauled to the Comstock mines and mills.

Notes on this marker:

This park used to be a rest stop - Carson City used to end here. *sigh*

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