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Genoa in Douglas County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Genoa

In Search of the Pony Express

 

—Station Marker —

 
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By Syd Whittle, July 5, 2009
1. Front of Marker
Inscription.
[Front of Marker:]
Genoa
Original Home Station
April 3, 1860 – Aug. 30, 1860
Relay Station
Sep. 1, 1860 – Nov. 20, 1861
By
Town of Genoa
Genoa Volunteer Fire Department
Carson Valley Historical Society
Pony Express Trail Association


[Back of Marker:]
Mandlebaum & Klauber’s Store was located at this site. They were agents for the Pony Express Route and Wells, Fargo & Co.

The original Pony Express Route from April 3, 1860 to May 13, 1860 went from here to Woodfords then over Luther Pass and Johnson Pass (Echo Summit). By May 14, 1860 the Kingsbury Grade Toll Road over Daggett Pass and through Lake Valley was opened to horse traffic and was now used by the Pony Express. It was opened to wagon traffic on August 14, 1860. This new route saved 8.4 miles.

Genoa was always a station site. It was a home station the first five months. This is where riders lived when not in the saddle. On September 1, 1860 Carson City became the new home station. Thomas Flynn was a known Pony Express rider between Genoa and the Carson Sink Station going Eastbound.

2001 Joe Nardone
 
Erected 2001 by Town of Genoa, Genoa Volunteer Fire Dept., Carson Valley Historical Society
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By Syd Whittle, July 5, 2009
2. Wide View of Front of Marker
and the Pony Express Trail Assoc.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Pony Express National Historic Trail marker series.
 
Location. 39° 0.271′ N, 119° 50.764′ W. Marker is in Genoa, Nevada, in Douglas County. Marker is on Jacks Valley Road/Main Street (Nevada Route 206), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located in front of the Genoa Fire Department, across the street from the Mormon Station State Historic Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2998 Jacks Valley Road/Main Street, Genoa NV 89411, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Carson Trail - Original Mormon Station (within shouting distance of this marker); The Pony Express (within shouting distance of this marker); John A. “Snowshoe” Thompson (within shouting distance of this marker); Judge Daniel Webster Virgin (within shouting distance of this marker); Mormon Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Mormon Station - Genoa (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named John A. “Snowshoe” Thompson (within shouting distance of this marker); About Your Journey... (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Genoa.
 
Related markers.
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By Syd Whittle, July 5, 2009
3. Back of Marker
Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Follow the first Eastbound journey of the Pony Express through California to Genoa, Nevada.... To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Pony Express Stations in Nevada. (Submitted on July 9, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. The Pony Express Route. (Submitted on July 9, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
3. Thomas Flynn - Pony Express Rider. (Submitted on July 9, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
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By Syd Whittle, July 5, 2009
4. Wide View of Back of Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 967 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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