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Henry Marvin Yerington

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H.M. Yerington (1828-1910)  Henry Marvin Yerington was born in Canada in 1828 and came to Nevada in 1863. He was actively involved in mining, lumbering, railroads, and land development in Nevada andPhoto- Henry Yerington California until his death in 1910. He is reported to have been president of sixteen different companies at one time and actively involved in forty. Yerington was a leader in the Republican Party in Nevada and very influential in state politics. He is probably best known as the general superintendent and vice-president of the Virginia and Truckee Railroad and as a construction superintendent and president of the Carson and Colorado Railroad. 

The city of Yerington is named for Henry Marvin Yerington; prominent Nevada businessman and railroad builder.