NoeHill Travels in the American West: Nevada

Points of Historic Interest in Washoe County

Wadsworth School
17 March 2016
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Winters Ranch
US 395 Near Winters Creek
Washoe Valley
Built 1864

Winters Ranch

This is Rancho del Sierra, home of the Winters family from 1858 to 1953. The estate once covered six thousand acres of the surrounding property and included an orchard, horse race track and extensive livestock herds. The house was built by Theodore Winters, (circa 1862), who had become wealthy from part ownership in the Ophir Mine, located on the Comstock, which lies across the valley. The energetic lifestyle of the Winters family had a substantial impact on Nevada'a social events, community services, and state politics.

Dedicated September 14, 1985
Snowshoe Thomson Chapter No. 1827
E Clampus Vitus

The Winters Ranch is also Nevada Historical Landmark 94 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.

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