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Glendale Nevada

Glendale Nevada

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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Year Established/Founded



  • 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

Post Office

October 4, 1867 – July 27, 1868

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GPS Coordinates

39° 31′ 13.68″ N, 119° 44′ 25.68″ W

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