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Fort Churchill

Weeks, Nevada
County of Lyon.
U.S. 95, 8mi. S of U.S. 50, Weeks Vicinity.
National Register Number: 66000456
Resource type: Site.
Property type: Defense - fortification.
Congressional District: NV 2 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: State Park.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - November 5, 1961):
Established in the Carson Valley as a result of the Paiute War of 1860, this adobe fort (1860-1871) provided protection for the emigrant trail to California and the lines of communication that went along with it: the Central Overland Mail Route, the Pony Express, and the projected transcontinental telegraph.


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