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Slaughterhouse Canyon Railroad Grade, South of State Highway 28 on East shore of Lake Ta, Carson City, Carson City County, NV



B&W Photos

HB857110
View Of Parallel Railroad Grades Along Upper Switchback, Looking East

HB857111
View Of Switchback As It Emerges To Left Of Photograph

HB857112
Overview Of Railroad Grade, Looking Southwest

HB857113
Overview Of Grade South Of Skunk Harbor Road, Looking Southwest


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Item Title


Location
South of State Highway 28 on East shore of Lake Ta, Carson City, NV

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER NV-16
Building/structure dates: 1876 initial construction
Significance: The Slaughterhouse Canyon segment of the Lake Tahoe Railroad represents technological efficiencies attained in order to meet the voracious lumber and cordwood needs of the Comstock Mining District. Nowhere in the United States was there such a large expenditure of capital and labor to supply the huge mines, mills, and smelters of the Comstock Lode.

Subjects
Railroad Industry
Mining
Lumber Industry


Related Names
Carson & Tahoe Lumber & Fluming Company
Gillard, Rudy, Photographer
Supernowicz, Dana E., Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. View of parallel railroad grades along upper switchback, looking east. 2400' from beginning of road 15N67.
2. View of switchback as it emerges to left of photograph. Skunk Harbor Road leaves the railroad grade at this point, looking southwest. 2400' from beginning of road 15N67.
3. Overview of railroad grade, looking southwest. 1500' from beginning of road 15N67.
4. Overview of grade south of Skunk Harbor Road, looking southwest. 1.8 miles east from southern end of railroad grade.


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