SHM #213 - Lakeview Traditional Geocache
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Another State Historical marker - though not what you are used to seeing.
This one is FOR NORTHBOUND TRAFFIC ONLY! Southbound - you will need to take the first exit into Carson and head back, the second turnaround is Eastlake Blvd, a short distance from the cache. In order to not miss this marker, when you see the sign When Trucks Prohibitted (Washoe winds, you know?) turn your signal on. Turn off the road just before the Right Lane Ends sign. There is a huge dirt area around this marker, but it's on a bend and really easy to zip by. Why the State put it here, I have no idea!
Keep the little ones in the car for this one.
As early as 1863, two hotels with appurtenant stables were located here. In 1872, one hotel became a station on the newly-completed Virginia & Truckee Railroad between Carson City and Reno.
Crossing under the highway are three inverted siphon pipelines furnishing water from the Sierra Nevada watershed to Virginia and Carson Cities. Work was first undertaken in 1873 on the 67 mile box flume and pipeline system with the construction of a maintenance station here. The Virginia and Gold Hill Water Company's historic water gathering and transportation complex immediately became world famous.
As early as 1881, Lakeview became a lumber storage area for timber cut in the Lake Tahoe Basin. In 1887, shipping activity was accelerated as lumber was fed to the yard by a V-flume originating above the present Incline Village. From here timber products were shipped to the Comstock mines and other points via V.&T.R.R. cars. Activity ceased in 1896.
[Not under the concrete] "Ubzr zrnaf gur fntr naq gur Cvar... pbar?"