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By Laura Tennant,Jack Folmar

Dayton’s historical past starts off with Nevada’s first gold discovery in July 1849. It all started with a California-bound pack teach, led by means of path consultant Abner Blackburn, establishing camp on the mouth of a canyon that tired into the Carson River. whereas watching for the snow to soften within the Sierra, Blackburn went prospecting and dug gold from the creek mattress. the inside track of his discovery unfold, and prospectors rushed to the positioning they known as Gold Cañon—today’s Dayton. In could 1851, diarist Lucena Pfuffer Parsons, touring with a wagon teach, camped on the web site and mentioned approximately 2 hundred miners residing within the canyon. She famous that they have been discovering sufficient gold to exchange for provides. In 1859, after operating their means up the canyon, miners stumbled on a wide silver and gold deposit referred to as the Comstock Lode. This discovery led Nevada to statehood in 1864.

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