Fort McGarry was a 75-square mile Army fort known as Camp McGarry. The site was manned from 1865 until 1868. In 1866, Fort McGarry was made headquarters of the District of Nevada. Troops protected the Idaho-California mail and stage roads and the nearby trails in Nevada and Oregon. Officers' quarters, mess hall, barracks and a 100-horse stone barn were constructed 12 miles south of the fort. In 1868, troops were moved to Camp Winfield Scott, north of Paradise, Nevada, and Fort McGarry was abandoned. In 1871, the land was relinquished to the Department of the Interior for use by the Summit Lake Indian Reservation. The Bureau of Land Management also owns a portion of the property.
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