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

Double Springs

 
 
Nevada SHM #126: Double Springs image. Click for full size.
By Bruce Armbrust, October 13, 2013
1. Nevada SHM #126: Double Springs
Inscription. Double Springs was the notorious Round Tent Ranch, or Spragues, another station on the road to Esmeralda. Here, James C. Dean, one of the owners and Justice of the Peace in the district in 1864, murdered his wife. This station was connected by the Olds Toll Road with the headquarters of the horse thieves at Fairview.

This was also the place where the Washoe Indian tribe, assisted by their neighbors, the Paiutes, held round dances in the spring to assure the growth of the pine nut, their staple food, and again in the fall for the quality and quantity of the crop.

About four miles north is Mammoth Ledge, post office of the Eagle Mining District, and the polling place in 1861 of the Mammoth precinct of Douglas County. After 1866, it was known as Carter's Station, a stopping place on the road to Esmeralda.
 
Erected by Nevada State Park System and the Carson Valley Historical Society. (Marker Number 126.)
 
Location. 38° 47.615′ N, 119° 35.969′ W. Marker is near Gardnerville, Nevada, in Douglas County. Marker is on U.S. 395 0.9 miles south of Leviathan Mine Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gardnerville NV 89410, United States of America.
 
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Nevada SHM #126- Double Springs image. Click for full size.
By Bruce Armbrust, October 13, 2013
2. Nevada SHM #126- Double Springs
8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Snowshoe Thompson Home (approx. 9.4 miles away in California); Snowshoe Thompson (approx. 9.4 miles away in California); Twelve Mile House (approx. 9.5 miles away); Dresslerville (approx. 9.6 miles away); Alpine County Courthouse (approx. 11.9 miles away in California); Markleeville General Store (approx. 11.9 miles away in California); Alpine Hotel (approx. 11.9 miles away in California); Old Webster School (approx. 12 miles away in California). Click for a list of all markers in Gardnerville.
 
Also see . . .  New Amended Text for Marker. The Nevada State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) recently updated the text of the roughly 260 state historical markers in Nevada. The Nevada SHPO placed the amended text of each individual marker on its website and will change the actual markers in the field as funding allows. Minor changes have been made to this marker for grammar and readability, and major changes have been made to content. The information on Native Americans has been removed. The link will take you to the Nevada SHPO page for the marker with the amended text. (Submitted on October 25, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bruce Armbrust of Gardnerville, Nevada. This page has been viewed 344 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bruce Armbrust of Gardnerville, Nevada. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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