Near Genoa in Douglas County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Walley's Hot Springs
In 1862, along this Carson branch of the emigrant trail, David and Harriet Walley developed a $100,000 spa with 11 baths, a ballroom and gardens. The thermal waters (136˚ to 160˚)became well known as a cure of "Theumatism and Scrofulous Affections".
It sold for a mere $5,000 in 1896, but functioned as a hotel until 1935 when it burned. Its former cool cellar you see is still in use.
In 1962, trial hydro-thermal power poles were drilled here as deep as 1,250': Maximum temperature 181.
Erected by Nevada State Park System. Carson Valley Historical Society. (Marker Number 120.)
Location. 38° 58.85′ N, 119° 50.013′ W. Marker is near Genoa, Nevada, in Douglas County. Marker can be reached from Foothill Road (Nevada Route 206), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located in the parking lot of the resort. Marker is in this post office area: Genoa NV 89411, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Carson Trail - Hot Springs (within shouting distance of this marker); The Demise of Sam Brown (approx. Kingsbury Grade (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Cary Mill (approx. 1.1 miles away); Hanging Tree (approx. 1½ miles away); Originally – The Raycraft Dance Hall (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Pink House (approx. 1.7 miles away); Douglas Seminary (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Genoa.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 10, 2015, by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada. This page has been viewed 187 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on October 10, 2015, by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada. 2. submitted on October 11, 2015, by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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