carlton watkins

Upper End of Carson and Tahoe Lumber and Flume Co. Lumber and Wood Yard near Carson City, Nevada, 1876. Photo: Carlton Watkins.

Standing on one of the huge lumber piles are two well-dressed individuals, both important figures in early Nevada history: D. O. Mills, president of the Virginia City Bank of California, and H. M. Yearington, superintendent of the Virginia and Truckee Railroad.