Genoa in Douglas County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
1864 - 1964
Thousands of immigrants moved over the old road skirting the west bank of the Carson River as they prepared to cross the Sierra, feeding their livestock on grass cut along the river. At Genoa; at Mottsville, settled in 1852; and at Sheridan, settled by Moses Job about '54; emigrants stopped to enjoy produce of the region's first gardens. Pony Express riders used this route in 1860, switching a year later to the shorter Daggett Trail, now Kingsbury Grade.
Erected 1964 by State of Nevada Historic Preservation Office. (Marker Number 12.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 38° 59.765′ N, 119° 46.799′ W. Marker is in Genoa, Nevada, in Douglas County. Marker is at the intersection of 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 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Boyd Toll Road (approx. 0.6 miles away); Coventry Cross Episcopal Church (approx. 2.9 miles away); Douglas County Courthouse (approx. 2.9 miles away); Minden Flour Milling Company (approx. 3 miles away); M. E. Fay House (approx. 3 miles away); Henry Beck House (approx. 3 miles away); John Dangberg House (approx. 3 miles away); Grace Melissa Dangberg (approx. 3 miles away).
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