Located in the northwestern corner of Nevada, bordering Oregon to the north and California to the west, Washoe County was a crossroads for miners seeking riches in the California Gold Rush and later in the neighboring Comstock Lode. Occupied by the Wassau (or Washo) and Paiute Indians, Washoe County was explored by John Bidwell in 1841 and John C. Fremont in 1844. Settlers began to arrive in the area claimed by Utah Territory as part of Tooele County in 1852, and it became part of Carson County in the Nevada Territory in ...

Washoe County 2011, Arcadia Publishing Library Editions

ISBN-13: 9781531654115

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Washoe County 2011, Arcadia Publishing (SC), Charleston, SC

ISBN-13: 9780738581682

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