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Fort Ruby

Hobson, Nevada
County of White Pine.
National Register Number: 66000460
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Defense - military facility. The threat level was Dedesignation in
2000.
Congressional District: NV-2 Certified Local Government: NO

Statement of Significance (as of designation - November 5, 1961):
Constructed in 1862, Fort Ruby was a tempory emergency post and was a critical defense link for transportation and communication services connecting the Union states of the east and the west at the onset of the Civil War. The fort also protected immigrants on the Overland Trail from Indian attack.

Two of four remaining structures at Fort Ruby burned in 1992. The log structures were in poor condition when this site was designated as a Landmark, and they have been altered and deteriorated significantly since designation.

Recommendation/Change since last report:
HABS recordation of the remaining structures is recommended. The Fish and Wildlife Service will evaluate the site to determine if it is elibible to continue as an NHL or on the National Register of Historic Places.


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