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Hazen Nevada

Hazen Nevada

Hazen Nevada Overview

The town, established in 1903, housed laborers working on the Newlands irrigation project to the south.

In 1906, the Southern Pacific Railroad built a large roundhouse and depot here. 

Category

  1. Railroad
  2. Ranching/Farming

Marker Type

Blue marker

Nevada Historical Marker Number

Hazen Nevada is Nevada Historical Marker #178.

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County

Churchill County, Nevada

GPS Coordinates

39.563469, -119.047996

Nevada Historical Marker Transcription

Hazen was named for William Babcock Hazen, who served under General Sherman in his “march to the sea.”  The town, established in 1903 to house laborers working on the Newlands irrigation project south of here, included hotels, saloons, brothels, churches, and schools.

In 1905, the first train came through on the new route to Tonopah.  The following year, the Southern Pacific Railroad built a large roundhouse here as well as a fine depot. In 1908, Hazen was nearly destroyed by fire.

As a tough town, it had no peer in the state.  A lynching occurred in Hazen when “Red” Wood was taken from the wooden jail and hanged on February 28, 1905.

STATE HISTORICAL MARKER No. 178

STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICE

JEFFREY REICHMAN, BSA

References Used

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