NoeHill Travels in the American West: Nevada

Points of Historic Interest in Washoe County

Site of Ophir 17 March 2016
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Site of Ophir
Old US 395 Near Maranatha Road
Washoe Valley
Built 1861

Ophir Famous Mill Town

Mill erected in 1861 for the reduction of the ore from famed Comstock Ophir Mine. The Ophir Mill ceased to operate in 1866. Here a thriving town grew, second only in size to Washoe City, which at that time was the largest town in Washoe County.

Placed By
Nevada Sagebrush Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution

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