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

Boyd Toll Road

 
 
Boyd Toll Road Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alvis Hendley, October 21, 2016
1. Boyd Toll Road Marker
Inscription.  William H. Boyd was granted a Utah Territory Franchise December 19, 1861, to provide a road to join Genoa to the Cradlebaugh Toll Road, the trunkline to the mining district of Esmeralda. Boyd's Toll Road is still visible to the northwest and southeast from this marker.

When the telegraph line from Placerville through Genoa was strung along it in 1863, the Boyd Road was also called "Telegraph Road." It was purchased by Douglas County from Henry Van Sickle and Lawrence Gilman in 1876 for $2,650.
 
Erected by Nevada State Park System and Carson Valley Historical Society. (Marker Number 125.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical date for this entry is December 19, 1861.
 
Location. 38° 59.258′ N, 119° 46.755′ W. Marker is near Minden, Nevada, in Douglas County. Marker is on U.S. 395, 0.4 miles north of Stockyard Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Minden NV 89423, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nevada's Birthplace (approx. 0.6 miles away); Coventry Cross Episcopal Church

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(approx. 2.3 miles away); Douglas County Courthouse (approx. 2.3 miles away); Minden Flour Milling Company (approx. 2.4 miles away); M. E. Fay House (approx. 2.4 miles away); Henry Beck House (approx. 2.4 miles away); John Dangberg House (approx. 2.4 miles away); Grace Melissa Dangberg (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Minden.
 
More about this marker. Although the inscription on the marker reads "State Historical Marker No. 125," Boyd Toll Road is actually Marker No. 124. Marker 125 is Twelve Mile House, also located in Douglas County, Nevada. (Reference: website of the Nevada State Historic Preservation Office.)
 
Boyd Toll Road Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alvis Hendley, October 21, 2016
2. Boyd Toll Road Marker
Boyd Toll Road Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alvis Hendley, October 21, 2016
3. Boyd Toll Road Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 18, 2020, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. This page has been viewed 171 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 18, 2020, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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