"1863: Truckee is born"
"In 1863, Joseph Gray erected Gray’s Toll Station along the Truckee River in order to serve wagon traffic on the Dutch Flat Donner Lake Wagon Road ... Joe Gray’s early business venture was the seed that would blossom into the lively town of Truckee. ... In 1865, anticipating the construction of the nation’s first transcontinental railroad over Donner Pass and east into Nevada, a blacksmith from Dutch Flat named S.S. Coburn set up a stage station, with a restaurant and saloon, just west of Gray’s business. In a short time, Coburn’s Station was crowded with men assigned to work at the advance camp for Central Pacific Railroad. ... " [More]
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