Nevada Rock Art Geocaching Historical Markers

Historical Marker #239

Located on Interstate Highway 80 at the Stonehouse Interchange.


This historic site takes its name from the stone house whose ruins can be seen to the northwest on Lone Tree Hill. Indians and passing emigrants once camped here and the house was erected in the 1860's by officials of the Overland Stage Company as a dining and overnight rest stop. The Central Pacific Railroad was constructed through this section of Humboldt County in 1868, and the nearby springs provided water for engines. A small community flourished here for a number of years to serve the needs of railroaders and neighboring ranchers and there was a Post Office which operated from November of 1890 to March of 1915.

Notes on this marker:

This is off the interstate on a road leading to a mine.

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