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

Walley's Hot Springs

 
 
Walley's Hot Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Trev Meed, circa 2014
1. Walley's Hot Springs Marker
Inscription. Like many Nevada hot springs, these dot a fault break along which the mountains rise.

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); Kingsbury Grade (approx. 1.1
Walley's Hot Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Trev Meed, circa 2014
2. Walley's Hot Springs Marker
miles away); The Cary Mill (approx. 1.1 miles away); Hanging Tree (approx. 1.5 miles away); Originally – The Raycraft Dance Hall (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Pink House (approx. 1.7 miles away); Old Genoa Bar (approx. 1.7 miles away); Douglas Lodge #12, F& AM (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 141 times since then and 14 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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