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

The Cary Mill

 
 
The Cary Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alvis Hendley, October 21, 2016
1. The Cary Mill Marker
Inscription.  Here stood the first grist mill in Carson Valley built in Mill Canyon Genoa in 1854 by wheelwright Thomas Knott for Colonel John Reese. It was moved to this site by William M. Cary in 1865.

Behind the mill stood a dwelling house, which served as the toll house for the Kingsbury Road.

After it was purchased in 1874 by Robert Falcke. It was called the Farmers Mill. It stood until about 1910.
 
Erected 1971 by Douglas County Commissioners and Carson Valley Historical Society. (Marker Number 2.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1865.
 
Location. 38° 57.93′ N, 119° 50.397′ W. Marker is near Genoa, Nevada, in Douglas County. Marker is at the intersection of Foothill Road and Old Kingsbury Road, on the right when traveling south on Foothill Road. 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. Kingsbury Grade (a few steps from this marker); The Demise of Sam Brown (approx. half a mile away);
The Cary Mill Marker and Pony Express Obelisk image. Click for full size.
By Alvis Hendley, October 21, 2016
2. The Cary Mill Marker and Pony Express Obelisk
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Walley's Hot Springs (approx. 1.1 miles away); Carson Trail - Hot Springs (approx. 1.1 miles away); Carson Valley (approx. 2.1 miles away); Hiram Mott (approx. 2.3 miles away); Mottsville (approx. 2.4 miles away); Hanging Tree (approx. 2˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Genoa.
 
Pony Express Marker Beside The Cary Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alvis Hendley, October 21, 2016
3. Pony Express Marker Beside The Cary Mill Marker
Incised on the obelisk are the words: Pony Express Trail
Kingsbury Grade Marker and Cary Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alvis Hendley, October 21, 2016
4. Kingsbury Grade Marker and Cary Mill Marker
Kingsbury Grade is Nevada Historical Landmark 117.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 21, 2016, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. This page has been viewed 202 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 21, 2016, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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