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Virginia & Truckee Railroad Papers: Finding Aid
mssHM 66142-66181  
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Description
This collection primarily consists of business correspondence addressed to Henry M. Yerington, vice president of the Virginia & Truckee Railroad, dating from 1865-1906. Subjects include mines and mineral resources in Nevada and Cerro Gordo, California; pumping machinery, and water rights in Inyo County, California.
Background
The Virginia & Truckee Railroad was incorporated in Nevada on May 8, 1867, but construction did not get fully underway until March 5, 1868. This standard gauge railroad went from Minden, Nevada to Reno where it meets the Central Pacific Railroad. It connected the mines of the Comstock Lode near Virginia City, Nevada with quartz reduction mills along the Carson River and lumberyards near Carson City.
Extent
40 pieces in 1 box.
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