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Blue Diamond in Clark County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

The Old Spanish Trail

1829 – 1850

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, March 15, 2010
1. The Old Spanish Trail Marker
Inscription. Stretching for 130 miles across Clark County, this historic horse trail became Nevada's first route of commerce in 1829 when trade was initiated between Santa Fe and Los Angles. The trail was later used by the wagons of the "49ers" and Mormon pioneers. Concrete posts marking the trail were erected in 1965.
 
Erected by State of Nevada Historical Marker. (Marker Number 33.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Old Spanish National Trail marker series.
 
Location. 36° 2.81′ N, 115° 24.386′ W. Marker is in Blue Diamond, Nevada, in Clark County. Marker is at the intersection of Village Boulevard and Diamond Street, on the left when traveling east on Village Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blue Diamond NV 89004, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Old Spanish Trail (approx. 4.1 miles away); a different marker also named The Old Spanish Trail (approx. 6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Old Spanish Trail Association. Maps, photos, history. (Submitted on February 21, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.)
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By Bill Kirchner, March 15, 2010
2. The Old Spanish Trail Marker
 
 
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The Old Spanish Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 15, 2010
3. The Old Spanish Trail Marker
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By Bill Kirchner, March 15, 2010
4. Blue Diamond, Nevada
 
 
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