“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Mountain Springs in Clark County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)

The Old Spanish Trail


The Old Spanish Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Trev Meed, February 16, 2015
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 Angeles. The trail was later used by the wagons of the "49'ers" and Mormon pioneers. Concrete posts marking the trail were erected in 1965.
Erected by Nevada State Historic Preservation Office. (Marker Number 34.)
Location. 36° 1.106′ N, 115° 30.423′ W. Marker is in Mountain Springs, Nevada, in Clark County. Marker is on Highway 160 west of Benedict Drive, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located in the parking lot of the fire station. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18875 NV-160, Las Vegas NV 89161, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Old Spanish Trail (approx. 3.6 miles away); a different marker also named The Old Spanish Trail (approx. 6 miles away); Goodsprings Mining District 1856 - 1957 (approx. 13.5 miles away); The Pioneer Saloon (approx. 13.5 miles away); Good's Spring (approx. 13.5 miles away).
More about this marker. Do not confuse Historical Marker No. 34, with Historical Marker No. 33 in Blue Diamond. They are identical in appearance. The only real differences are the Numbers 33 and 34, as well as their locations of placement.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada. This page has been viewed 132 times since then and 73 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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