Winnemucca, Nevada

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Winnemucca (pronounced /ˌwɪnəˈmʌkə/) is a city in and the county seat of Humboldt County, Nevada, United States.[1] As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 7,174. Interstate 80 passes through the city, where it meets U.S. Route 95.

Winnemucca is featured prominently in the novel Revoltingly Young by C.D. Payne, and is also a setting in More Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin. The city is also referenced in the North American version of the song "I've Been Everywhere." The song begins, "I was totin' my pack along the dusty Winnemucca road."

According to a billboard spotted along State Route 140 (the "Winnemucca To the Sea Highway"), Winnemucca styles itself "The City of Paved Streets."

Winnemucca is home to the Buckaroo Hall of Fame and Heritage Museum.

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Chinatown

In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Winnemucca was the location of a vibrant Chinatown. While many Chinese left Winnemucca after the Central Pacific Railroad had completed its connection with the Union Pacific Railroad in 1869, around four hundred Chinese had formed a community in the town by the 1890s. Among the prominent buildings was the Joss House, a place of worship and celebration that was visited by Chinese president Sun Yat-Sen in 1911.[2]

Geography and climate

Winnemucca is located at 40°58′6″N 117°43′36″W / 40.96833°N 117.72667°W / 40.96833; -117.72667 (40.968212, −117.726662).[3]

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