Lehman Orchard and Aqueduct

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Lehman Orchard and Aqueduct
Lehman Aqueduct NV NPS.jpg
Lehman Orchard and Aqueduct is located in Nevada
Lehman Orchard and Aqueduct
Lehman Orchard and Aqueduct is located in the US
Lehman Orchard and Aqueduct
Nearest city Baker, Nevada
Coordinates 39°0′22″N 114°13′5″W / 39.00611°N 114.21806°W / 39.00611; -114.21806Coordinates: 39°0′22″N 114°13′5″W / 39.00611°N 114.21806°W / 39.00611; -114.21806
Built 1891
NRHP Reference # 75000181
Added to NRHP February 25, 1975[1]

The Lehman Orchard and Aqueduct were established by Absalom Lehman, the discoverer of Lehman Caves in what would become Great Basin National Park in eastern Nevada. Lehman's orchard covered more than 7 acres (2.8 ha), with about 40 apricot, pear, peach, crabapple, plum and apple trees in the 1930s,[2] of more than 100 trees at its peak. Seven apricot trees and one peach tree remain. To irrigate the orchard, Lehman built a ditch from Lehman Creek 2 miles (3.2 km) to the orchard, where it encircles the orchard. A branch above the orchard ran to a reservoir, now vanished, that was used for ice, fishing and swimming.[3] A portion of the aqueduct has been reconstructed. Both the orchard and the reconstructed portion of the ditch are near the National Park Service's Lehman Caves Visitor Center.[4]

The orchard and aqueduct were placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Lehman Orchard". Great Basin National Park. National Park Service. 2008. Retrieved 2009-05-22. 
  3. ^ Holland, F. Ross (December 1971). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination: Lehman Orchard and Aqueduct" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2009-05-22. 
  4. ^ "Lehman Aqueduct". Great Basin National Park. National Park Service. 2008. Retrieved 2009-05-22. 

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