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Carson City, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Blackwell Ponds

 
 
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August 1, 2017
1. Blackwell Ponds Marker
Inscription. In 1902 Marion Jefferson Blackwell purchased 360 acres from the State of Nevada, 556 acres of adjoining land from Sweeney’s Hot Springs and a lot with a house. He raised carp and catfish to sell commercially also hay and horses. Neighbors used the ponds for swimming and ice skating.

Born 1847, in Hall County, Georgia he married Nancy Amna Mayes in 1866. While living in Jamestown, California his wife died. He then moved the family to the Carson Valley near Genoa in 1895. He married Martha “Mattie” H. Willey in Yerington in 1899, then moved to Eagle Valley in 1902. He resided here till his death in 1914. His descendants continue to live in the area.

E Clampus Vitus Chapters
Julia C. Bulette – Snowshoe Thompson – Chief Truckee
October 12, 2001

 
Erected 2001 by E Clampus Vitus Chapters Julia C, Bullette, Snowshoe Thompson, Chief Truckee.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 39° 10.896′ N, 119° 44.848′ W. Marker is in Carson City, Nevada. Marker is on Spooner Drive near Windridge Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carson City NV 89706, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Isaac Evan James (approx. 0.8 miles away); Nevada Viet Nam Memorial (approx. one mile away); Corbett-Fitzsimmons Fight (approx. 1.4 miles away); V & T, 1869-1950 (approx. 1.4 miles away); The United States Mint at Carson City, Nevada (approx. 1.4 miles away); The United States Mint Carson City, Nevada (approx. 1˝ miles away); Pony Express Monument (approx. 1˝ miles away); Federal Government Building (1888-1970) (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carson City.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers

 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 14, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 12, 2018, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on April 12, 2018. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
 
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