Nevada Rock Art Geocaching Historical Markers

Historical Marker #2

Located in Winnemucca, Nevada

Pioneer Memorial Park

This spot was part of the pioneer cemetery where rests Frank Baud and others of the pioneers who founded Winnemucca, earlier known as French Fort. Baud arrived in 1863 and is one of the men credited with naming the town Winnemucca after the famous Paiute chieftain.

Baud came with Louis Lay from California to work on the Humboldt Canal, a project headed by Dr. A. Gintz and Joseph Ginaca who devised the plan to link Golconda and Mill City by means of a 90- mile canal and provide water for the mills in the area. It was never completed.

Baud later became a merchant, helped build the Winnemucca Hotel with Louis and Theophile Lay, was the first postmaster, and gave the town a schoolhouse before his death in 1868.

Notes on this marker:

This took awhile to get the pictures, first fue to camera error and second to me just driving by. Oops.

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