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

The Old Spanish Trail

1829 - 1850

 
 
The Old Spanish Trail, 1829 - 1850 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dawn Bowen, June 21, 2007
1. The Old Spanish Trail, 1829 - 1850 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 “49ers” and Mormon pioneers. Concrete posts marking the trail were erected in 1965.
 
Erected by State of Nevada. (Marker Number 31.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Old Spanish National Trail series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1829.
 
Location. 36° 48.245′ N, 114° 4.143′ W. Marker is in Mesquite, Nevada, in Clark County. Marker is on West Mesquite Boulevard (Nevada Route 144). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 35 W Mesquite Blvd, Mesquite NV 89027, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Egg House / Telephone Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Abbott Way Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Museum and Fire House
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Virgin Valley (within shouting distance of this marker); Tithing Lot (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mesquite.
 
More about this marker. The “49ers” refers to pioneers that streamed west for the California Gold Rush that began in 1849.
 
Also see . . .  Old Spanish Trail Association. Maps, photos, history. (Submitted on February 21, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.) 
 
Marker in front of museum image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dawn Bowen, June 21, 2007
2. Marker in front of museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 21, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 27, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,171 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 27, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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Apr. 22, 2024