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Fort Churchill State Park - Winter

The Pyramid Lake War took place in 1860. Fort Churchill was constructed in 1861 to protect settlers from attack by Paiute and Bannock Indians in western Nevada. It was named for Sylvester Churchill, Inspector General of the United States Army. It was an important supply base during the Civil War as well as a base for troops patrolling overland routes. The fort was abandoned in 1869 and is now preserved in an "arrested state of decay" as a Nevada State Park.

Fort Churchill State Park
Fort Churchill State Park
Fort Churchill State Park
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