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Blue Diamond in Clark County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
The Old Spanish Trail
1829 – 1850
 
The Old Spanish Trail Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Kirchner, March 15, 2010
1. The Old Spanish Trail Marker
 
Inscription. Stretching for 130 miles across Clark County, this historic horse trail became Nevada's first route of commerce in 1829 when trade was initiated between Santa Fe and Los Angles. The trail was later used by the wagons of the "49ers" and Mormon pioneers. Concrete posts marking the trail were erected in 1965.
 
Erected by State of Nevada Historical Marker. (Marker Number 33.)
 
Location. 36° 2.81′ N, 115° 24.386′ W. Marker is in Blue Diamond, Nevada, in Clark County. Marker is at the intersection of Village Boulevard and Diamond Street, on the left when traveling east on Village Boulevard. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blue Diamond NV 89004, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Old Spanish Trail (approx. 4.1 miles away); Potosi (approx. 5.4 miles away but has been reported missing).
 
Also see . . .  The Old Spanish Trail. The Old Spanish Trail witnessed a brief but furious heyday between 1830 and 1848 as a trade route linking Santa Fe, New Mexico and Los Angeles, California. During that period, Mexican and American traders took woolen goods west over the trail by mule train, and returned eastward with California mules and horses for the New Mexico and Missouri markets. (Submitted on March 28, 2010.) 
 
The Old Spanish Trail Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Kirchner, March 15, 2010
2. The Old Spanish Trail Marker
 
 
The Old Spanish Trail Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Kirchner, March 15, 2010
3. The Old Spanish Trail Marker
 
 
Blue Diamond, Nevada Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Kirchner, March 15, 2010
4. Blue Diamond, Nevada
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on March 28, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,239 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 28, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
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