Location: The Gables; Goldfield, Nevada
Dedicated: August 22, 2010
Marker Significance: The original private residence of Charles and Blanche Sprague, located in Gold-field, Nevada, has been know as “The Gables” since it was built in 1907. It has been well documented that “The Gables” was the meeting place of the first DAR chapter in Nevada, organized on February 12, 1910. Mrs. Blanche Sprague, hostess, was also the Organizing Regent of Nevada and Mrs. Gretta Withers served the new Montezuma Chapter as Organizing Regent. The house has seen many owners over the past years. Presently, it is owned and being restored by Ellen and John Ekman.
Directions: From Las Vegas, take U.S. Highway 95 North towards Ely/Reno. In approximately 2.5—3 hours you will be in Goldfield. From Reno, take I-80 East towards Fernley. Merge onto U.S. 95 Alt South/NV-343. Go through the round-a-bout and merge onto U.S. 50 –Alt East. U.S. 50—Alt East becomes U.S. 50. Turn right onto South Taylor Street / U.S. 95 South. This will take you directly into Goldfield.