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

Twelve Mile House

 
 
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By Trev Meed, November 6, 2009
1. Twelve Mile House Marker
Inscription. An important hostelry was so named because of its distance from Genoa and also from Cradlebaugh Bridge across the Carson River. It was built in 1860 by Thomas Wheeler, where the Boyd Toll Road to Genoa and the Cradlebaugh Toll Road to Carson City converged. In the vicinity a second station was built by James Teasdale.

Twelve Mile House was an important stop on the road to the Esmeralda Mining Camp of Aurora.

You still see buildings of the original station here.
 
Erected by Nevada State Park System- Carson Valley Historical Society. (Marker Number 125.)
 
Location. 38° 54.193′ N, 119° 42.323′ W. Marker is near Gardnerville, Nevada, in Douglas County. Marker is on U.S. 395N south of Riverview Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gardnerville NV 89410, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dresslerville (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ritchford Hotel (approx. 3.4 miles away); Arendt Jensen Merchandise (approx. 3˝ miles away); Farmer’s Telephone Company (approx. 3˝ miles
Twelve Mile House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Trev Meed, November 6, 2009
2. Twelve Mile House Marker
away); Arendt Jensen Home (approx. 3˝ miles away); Jensen/Schacht House (approx. 3˝ miles away); Jensen Mansion (approx. 3˝ miles away); J & T Basque Restaurant Building (approx. 3˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gardnerville.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 8, 2015, by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada. This page has been viewed 187 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 8, 2015, by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada.   2. submitted on October 9, 2015, by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of the original buildings mentioned in marker text. • Wide area view of the marker showing the full base. • Can you help?
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