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Mountain Springs in Clark County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

The Old Spanish Trail

1829-1850

 
 
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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.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Old Spanish National Trail marker series.
 
Location. 36° 0.986′ N, 115° 30.165′ 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. Located in the parking lot of the fire station. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18875 NV-160, Las Vegas NV 89161, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named The Old Spanish Trail (approx. 5.8 miles away); Goodsprings Mining District 1856 - 1957 (approx.
The Old Spanish Trail Marker (State Historical Marker 34) image. Click for full size.
By Paulette Nelson, March 24, 2019
2. The Old Spanish Trail Marker (State Historical Marker 34)
N36 00.986 W115 30.165 (NEW LOCATION) From Highway 160 as you drive west, turn right on Pinion Drive and take an immediate left. (marker is approximately 200 feet west on the left side of the newly paved road).
13.3 miles away); The Pioneer Saloon (approx. 13.3 miles away); Good's Spring (approx. 13.3 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.
 
Also see . . .  Old Spanish Trail Association. Maps, photos, history. (Submitted on February 21, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.) 
 
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The Old Spanish Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paulette Nelson
3. The Old Spanish Trail Marker
Nevada State Historical Marker 34 (located in Mountain Pass, NV, just off the highway on the right as you head west). Current improvements to the highway is ongoing, this marker may have been removed temporarily. Google screen shot indicating where the marker SHOULD be located. (just to the right of the tree)
 

More. Search the internet for The Old Spanish Trail.
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 8, 2015, by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada. This page has been viewed 289 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 8, 2015, by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada.   2. submitted on March 25, 2019, by Paulette Nelson of N Las Vegas, Nevada.   3. submitted on March 13, 2019, by Paulette Nelson of N Las Vegas, Nevada. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
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