Fort Ruby

Also known as: Camp Ruby
Near Hobson on W side of Ruby Lake, Hobson, Nevada

Description 

Constructed in 1862, Fort Ruby was a tempory emergency post and was a critical defense link for transportation and communication services connecting the Union states of the east and the west at the onset of the Civil War. The fort also protected immigrants on the Overland Trail from Indian attack. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, November 5, 1961

National Register information 

Note: The following information comes from the NRHP database and has not been verified.
Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000460
Architectural style
Other architectural type; Log building
Area of significance
Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Fortification
Period of significance
1850-1874
Significant years
1862; 1869
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 2