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Verdi in Washoe County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Overview

 
 
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By Alvis Hendley, March 18, 2016
1. Overview Marker
Inscription. You are standing at a crossroads of human history that goes back to the time of the mammoth hunters. This passage over the Sierra Nevada was a key route for Native Americans, mountain men, wagon-train pioneers, miners, stage coaches and travelers along the Lincoln Highway.

Archaeologists documented that this area was a transportation corridor for thousands of years. It was used by migrating nomadic groups and was a trade route for the Washoe Tribe and others. The game trails became Indian footpaths and mountain men blazed wagon routes that became stage roads, railroads, and finally, automobile highways. At or near this place, the histories of Nevada, California, and the nation were forged by the people who have moved across the Sierra since the dawn of time.
 
Location. 39° 31.475′ N, 120° 0.122′ W. Marker is in Verdi, Nevada, in Washoe County. Marker is on Henness Pass Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located in Von Schmidt Monument Historic Park at the Nevada-California border. Although the park is actually on the California side of the border, the park is just outside the town of Verdi, Nevada. Marker is in this post office area: Verdi NV 89439, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
Overview Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alvis Hendley, March 18, 2016
2. Overview Marker
marker. Von Schmidt (here, next to this marker); Henness Pass Road (here, next to this marker); Truckee/Donner Trail (here, next to this marker); The Town of Crystal Peak (here, next to this marker); Verdi Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Crystal Peak Toll Bridge (approx. 0.4 miles away); Truckee Trail - Rocky Ravine (approx. 0.6 miles away); Verdi (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Verdi.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 28, 2016, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. This page has been viewed 121 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 28, 2016, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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