Glendale Nevada Overview
Located one mile southeast of Sparks in Washoe County, Nevada, Glendale started as a station and trading post for westbound emigrants.
Also, known as Glendale Crossing, Old Stone and Gates Crossing, Stone and Gates Bridge, and Stone and Gates Crossing. I found a reference that was also called Jamisons Stations, which was a station located three miles southeast of Sparks.
The best-known remnant of Glendale is the oldest remaining school building in Nevada which is the Glendale Schoolhouse.
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- 1857 – A trading post was established along the Truckee River to serve emigrants traveling to California
- 1860 – A bridge was built, and a small settlement began to form.
- 1864 – The schoolhouse was built
- 1866 – The town had a blacksmith shop, a hotel, a school, two stores, a market, and a saloon.
- October 4, 1867 – The post office opened
- July 27, 1868 – The post office closed
October 4, 1867 – July 27, 1868
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39° 31′ 13.68″ N, 119° 44′ 25.68″ W
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- Paher, Stanley. Nevada Ghost Towns and Mining Camps, Howell-North Books, 1970, p. 37
- United States Geological Survey – Glendale Nevada