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

Sheridan

 
 
Sheridan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 25, 2009
1. Sheridan Marker
Inscription. In 1861, a blacksmith shop, a store, a boarding house, and two saloons comprised the village of Sheridan. The village had grown up around Moses Job’s General Store, established prior to 1855.

The Surveyor General, in his 1889-90 biennial report, stated that Sheridan was the metropolis of the Carson River West Fork farmers.

The Sheridan House, erstwhile boarding adobe, has been converted to a dwelling. It may be seen across the road. It is all that remains of the “metropolis”.

Moses Job, an irrepressible man, climbed the peak above you, planted the American Flag and with a shout named the peak after himself! You are looking into Job’s Canyon . To the left is Job’s Peak. To its right is Job’s Sister.
State Historic Marker No. 122
Nevada State Park System
Carson Valley Historical Society

 
Erected by Nevada State Park System and the Carson Valley Historical Society. (Marker Number 122.)
 
Location. 38° 54.07′ N, 119° 49.55′ W. Marker is in Gardnerville, Nevada, in Douglas County. Marker is on Foothill Road (Nevada Route 206) near Canyon Creek Court, on the left. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 874 Foothill Road, Gardnerville NV 89460, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Sheridan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 25, 2009
2. Sheridan Marker
Job's Canyon as mentioned in marker text can be seen in the background.
At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mottsville (approx. 2.2 miles away); Hiram Mott (approx. 2.2 miles away); Carson Trail - Upland Travel (approx. 2.3 miles away); Luther Canyon (approx. 2.3 miles away); Brockliss Road (approx. 2.6 miles away); Kingsbury Grade (approx. 4.5 miles away); The Cary Mill (approx. 4.5 miles away); Garden Cemetery (approx. 4.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gardnerville.
 
Regarding Sheridan. The Marker text states that the Sheridan House stands across the street. At this time of year the trees are filled out and the house is obscured by these trees. A view of the house in winter can be seen at:
http://www.nevada-landmarks.com/do/shl122.htm
 
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Job's Peak image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 25, 2009
3. Job's Peak
Job's Sister image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 25, 2009
4. Job's Sister
Job's Canyon image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 25, 2009
5. Job's Canyon
Job's Peak is to the left and Job's Sister is to the right.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 887 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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