Summit Camp Nevada
Summit Camp Nevada Overview
Not a lot is to be found on Summit Camp, also known as Summit, which was a stage stop and wood camp located in Douglas County, Nevada about 12 miles southeast of Carson City.
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Summit Camp Nevada History
The camp thrived in the 1870s as a stage stop and a wood camp.
From Timber for the Comstock: Massive amounts of wood were sent to the Comstock Lode from the Carson Range and the Tahoe Basin. Initially wood was hauled by wagon, but soon the transport system included trains, steamboats, and water flumes. Spooner Summit is in the midst of a former logging landscape. In 1873, logging in the area was consolidated by the formation of the Carson and Tahoe Lumber and Fluming Company. Workers were housed at a small settlement called Summit Camp, built along one side of the toll road.
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- Paher, Stanley. Nevada Ghost Towns and Mining Camps, Howell-North Books, 1970, p. 361-362
- Straka, Thomas J., Timber for the Comstock