Near Las Vegas in Clark County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Old Spanish Trail
Mountain Springs Pass
Erected by Nevada State Park System, Southern Nevada Historical Society. (Marker Number 142.)
Location. 35° 59.907′ N, 115° 26.861′ W. Marker is near Las Vegas, Nevada, in Clark County. Marker is on Nevada Route 160 at milepost 17, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Las Vegas NV 89124, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named The Old Spanish Trail (approx. 3.6 miles away); a different marker also The Old Spanish Trail (approx. 4.1 miles away); The Pioneer Saloon (approx. 11½ miles away); Goodsprings Mining District 1856 - 1957 (approx. 11½ miles away); Good's Spring (approx. 11.6 miles away); The Last Spike (approx. 14.6 miles away); a different marker also named The Last Spike (was approx. 15 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Sandy Valley (approx. 16.1 miles away).
Also see . . . History of The Old Spanish Trail. The Old Spanish Trail witnessed a brief but furious heyday between 1830 and 1848 as a trade route linking Santa Fe, New Mexico and Los Angeles, California. During that period, Mexican and American traders took woolen goods west over the trail by mule train, and returned eastward with California mules and horses for the New Mexico and Missouri markets. (Submitted on March 28, 2010.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 28, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,561 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 28, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. 4. submitted on June 16, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.