Genoa in Douglas County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
About Your Journey...
On the Trail Today
The California Trail had its beginnings at several points along the Missouri River, and included several variant routes across the Great Basin and over the Sierra Nevada Mountains into California. With the completion of the transcontinental railroad in 1869, most travelers made the journey by rail.
There are many California Trail sites like this one spread across Nevada. They’re marked on this map.
As you stop at these sites, you’ll learn more of what happened to these emigrants as they traveled across the Great Basin.
Erected by US Bureau of Land Management, State of Nevada.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the California Trail series list.
Location. 39° 0.234′ N, 119° 50.745′ W. Marker is in Genoa, Nevada, in Douglas County. Marker is at the intersection of Genoa Lane and Main Street, on the right when traveling west on Genoa Lane. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Genoa NV 89411, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. We Made It! The End of the Great Basin (here, next to this marker); John A. “Snowshoe” Thompson (a few steps from this marker); Mormon Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Mormon Station - Genoa (within shouting distance of this marker); Nevada’s First Newspaper (within shouting distance of this marker); Genoa or “Mormon Station” of the Pony Express (within shouting distance of this marker); Carson Trail - Original Mormon Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Douglas Seminary (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Genoa.
More about this marker. Note that there are a number of About Your Journey markers on the California Trail. Their wording is substantially the same, and they serve usually as companion piece to a more detailed or localized marker.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 25, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 25, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 261 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 25, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.