Nevada Historic Markers in Washoe County: Franktown
Nevada Historical Marker 114
Old US 395 South Near Franktown Road
17 March 2016
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Orson Hyde, probate judge of Carson County, Utah Territory, founded Franktown in the Wassau (Washoe) Valley in 1855.
A sawmill became an important enterprise in furnishing timber to the Comstock mines after 1859. The Dall Mill, a quartz mill of sixty stamps, employed hundreds of workers. Fertile farms surrounded the town.
State Historical Marker No. 114
State Historic Preservation Office