DAYTON, Nev.–Join a historian on a tour of the Rock Point Mill site on Saturday, June 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Now just a quiet spot across from the Dayton State Park’s entrance, the site, after gold and silver were discovered in the 1850s and 60s, was anything but quiet. The Rock Point Mill was one of the largest stamp mills on the Carson River and one of the only ruins left from those mining days.
Local historian, Stony Tennant, will be leading a tour through the site, explaining the colorful history of Dayton’s role in working the Comstock Lode.
The tour begins at Dayton State Park’s group-use area and it is an easy, short walk to the mill site.
Dayton State Park is located in the town of Dayton, one of Nevada’s very earliest Comstock settlements. The Carson River flows through the park and offers fishing and bird watching. The Rock Point Mill, built in 1861, was once used to process rich silver ore from nearby Virginia City – remnants of the mill are still visible within the park. Picnicking, camping, hiking and group use facilities are available. Dayton State Park is located on U.S. 50, 12 miles east of Carson City.