Carson City, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
One of the key California emigrant routes, the Carson branch of the California Emigrant Trail, crossing the Sierra Nevada at Kit Carson Pass, came through Eagle Valley roughly along Sage Drive, a block east of this point.
The first overland telegraph, colloquially known as “Bee’s Grapevine”, from F. A. Bee, its builder, was completed from Placerville to Carson City in 1859. In this area, it followed what is now Highway US 395. The Pony Express (1860-1861) and the Butterfield-Wells Fargo Overland Stages (1862-1868) followed the same route.
The Virginia & Truckee Railway in its extension to Carson Valley and Minden in 1906 used the route of Bigelow Drive six blocks east.
Nevada State Park System
Overland Acres Association
Erected by Nevada State Park System and the Overland Acres Association. (Marker Number 76.)
Location. 39° 7.499′ N, 119° 46.045′ W. Marker is in Carson City, Nevada. Marker Touch for map. Marker is located near the fire station at the Ross Gold Memorial Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 East Appion Way, Carson City NV 89701, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stewart Indian School (approx. 0.8 miles away); Dat-So-La-Lee (approx. 0.8 miles away); Gardner’s Ranch (approx. 1.9 miles away); Historic Flume and Lumberyard (approx. 1.9 miles away); Nevada State Children’s Home (approx. 2.4 miles away); St. Charles Hotel (approx. 2.6 miles away); Carson City (approx. 2.6 miles away); Kit Carson 1843 – 44 (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carson City.
Also see . . .
1. History of Carson City. "Carson City was founded as a community in 1858, seven years after the first settlement of Eagle Station trading post in 1851. Eagle Valley had been settled by ranchers. Carson City is named for the famous frontiersman and scout Christopher "Kit" Carson." (Submitted on July 13, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. New Amended Text for Marker. The Nevada State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) recently updated the text of the roughly 260 state historical markers in (Submitted on October 24, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 13, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 982 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 13, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.