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Wedekind Nevada

Wedekind Nevada

Wedekind Nevada Overview

Wedekind, briefly referred to as Bryan City, was a mining district in Washoe County, Nevada.

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Year Established/Founded

1901 (I have found references of  a town back to 1877 so researching to find more about the year established.)

Wedekind Nevada History

Named after a piano tuner, George Wedekind, who was also a prospector who discovered gold in the hills northeast of Reno.


  • 1896 – George Wedekind discovered gold in the hills northeast of Reno
  • 1901 – An assay office, machine shop, store, and boarding house were constructed
  • 1902 – The post office opened
  • 1905 – The post office closed

Post Office

1902 – 1905

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GPS Coordinates

39° 33′ 55.68″ N, 119° 42′ 23.67″ W

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