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Though the roadside east of Carson City is increasingly lined by trailer parks and convenience stores, just a half block north of the highway sits Dayton, one of the oldest settlements in Nevada. Gold was first discovered here in 1849, and later the town’s massive stamp mills pounded the ore carried through the massive Sutro Tunnel from the fabulous Comstock Lode in the mountains above. The historic town center is little more than the two blocks of Main Street north from the traffic light on US-50; choose from a couple of combination café-saloons, including the Old Corner Bar (775/246-7984) at 30 Pike Street, a favorite hangout of John Huston, Arthur Miller, Marilyn Monroe, and company when they were in Dayton in 1960 to film The Misfits.

US-50 Nevada: Stateline to Austin map

US-50 Route Detail: Stateline to Austin

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