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Argenta Station

In 1868, the town of Argenta was founded as the first Central Pacific Railroad station in Lander County. The town, 10 miles west of this marker, was named by Judge E.B. Crocker. A post office opened and the railroad established an eating station, and a distributing point for Austin. Argenta has the misfortune of being located too far from the natural roadway to Austin. The railroad surveyed a new station at Battle Mountain and in the winter of 1869-7- the town moved to the new location, Argenta siding is now a rail point for Barium from the Shoshone Mountains and hay from the Humboldt River ranches.

Located at the Beowawe Rest Area.

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