Granville W. Huffaker established his ranch in 1859. By 1862, a small settlement formed and an unofficial post office opened. A stage line, operated by Langton & Co.'s Pioneer Express, also served the small community. A handsome schoolhouse was constructed in 1868, and by the time the Virginia and Truckee Railroad reached town in 1871, a store had opened and a produce station was established. Huffakers also became the terminus of the Pacific Wood, Lumber & Flume Co.'s six-mile flume from the Tahoe Basin in 1875.

Today the site of Huffakers has been absorbed by the City of Reno, but the ranchhouse, school, and a small cemetery still remain.

I Visited Huffakers
10.29.2004 & 8.10.2013