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Lakeview Overview

n 1873, the Virginia and Gold Hill Water Company built a world-famous 76-mile box flume and pipeline system that furnished water to Virginia and Carson Cities.

From 1881-1896, Lakeview was a lumber storage area and timber products were shipped to the Comstock mines and other points via the V. & T.R.R cars.


  1. Lumber
  2. Railroad

Marker Type

Concrete marker

Nevada Historical Marker Number

Lakeview is Nevada Historical Marker 213.

Carson City is home to 26 Nevada State Historical Markers and the links to each are below for you to research to see if you want to add to your exploration list.

  1. #1 Empire and the Carson River Mills
  2. #25 Nevada’s Capitol
  3. #44 Carson City
  4. #70 Bliss Mansion
  5. #71 Methodist Church of Carson City
  6. #72 Nevada State Children’s Home
  7. #75 Federal Government Building (1888- 1970)
  8. #76 Eagle Valley
  9. #77 Dat-So-La-Lee
  10. #78 Orion Clemens Home
  11. #91 Stewart Indian School
  12. #134 Trans-Sierran Pioneer Flight
  13. #175 Stewart – Nye Residence
  14. #179 First Air Flight Over Nevada
  15. #180 The Warm Springs Hotel and Nevada State Prison
  16. #181 Washoe Indians
  17. #193 Historic Flume and Lumberyard
  18. #194 Gardner’s Ranch
  19. #196 The United States Mint Carson City, Nevada
  20. #213 Lakeview
  21. #235 Camp Nye
  22. #243 Corbett-Fitzsimmon Fight
  23. #250 State Printing Building
  24. #252 Rinckel Mansion
  25. #258 Charles W. Friend House, Observatory & Weather Station
  26. #259 The Governor’s Mansion

Click here to view the full list of Nevada State Historical Markers.


Carson City, Nevada

GPS Coordinates

39.207966, -119.802901 

Nevada Historical Marker Transcription

As early as 1863, two hotels with appurtenant stables were located here. In 1872, one hotel became a station on the newly-completed Virginia & Truckee Railroad between Carson City and Reno.

Crossing under the highway are three inverted siphon pipelines furnishing water from the Sierra Nevada watershed to Virginia and Carson Cities.  Work was first undertaken in 1873 on the 76 mile box flume and pipeline system with the construction of a maintenance station here.  The Virginia and Gold Hill Water Company’s historic water-gathering and transportation complex immediately became world famous.

As early as 1881, Lakeview became a lumber storage area for timber cut in the Lake Tahoe Basin.  In 1887, shipping activity was accelerated as lumber was fed to the yard by a V-flume originating above present Incline Village.  From here timber products were shipped to the Comstock mines and other points via the V. & T.R.R cars.  Activity ceased in 1896.




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