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

About Your Journey...

On the Trail Today

 
 
About Your Journey... Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 15, 2016
1. About Your Journey... Marker
Inscription. Whichever direction your travels take you, you’re going to have a similar experience to what the California-bound immigrants had. You’re going to see the same country, except for the towns and ranch meadows. The big difference, though, is that you’ll be traveling at a much faster pace. From here, you can be in California in a couple of hours. For the emigrants, it was as much as month’s journey. As you drive and look at the area, think about those people who plodded along day after day, through the thick alkali dust – headed toward dreams of gold or a new life.

The California Trail had its beginnings at several points along the Missouri River, and included several variant routes across the Great Basin and over the Sierra Nevada Mountains into California. With the completion of the transcontinental railroad in 1869, most travelers made the journey by rail.

You’re Invited!

There are many California Trail sites like this one spread across Nevada. They’re marked on this map.

As you stop at these sites, you’ll learn more of what happened to these emigrants as they traveled across the Great Basin. Be sure to visit the California Trail Interpretive Center just west of Elko, Nevada.
 
Erected by US Bureau of Land Management, State of Nevada.
 
Marker series.
About Your Journey... Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 15, 2016
2. About Your Journey... Marker - Wide View
The We Made It! marker is on the left, and About Your Journey marker is on the right.
This marker is included in the California Trail marker series.
 
Location. 39° 0.234′ N, 119° 50.745′ W. Marker is in Genoa, Nevada, in Douglas County. Marker is at the intersection of Genoa Lane and Main Street, on the right when traveling west on Genoa Lane. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Genoa NV 89411, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. We Made It! The End of the Great Basin (here, next to this marker); John A. “Snowshoe” Thompson (a few steps from this marker); Mormon Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Mormon Station - Genoa (within shouting distance of this marker); Nevada’s First Newspaper (within shouting distance of this marker); Genoa or “Mormon Station” of the Pony Express (within shouting distance of this marker); Carson Trail - Original Mormon Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Douglas Lodge #12, F& AM (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Genoa.
 
More about this marker. Note that there are a number of About Your Journey markers on the California Trail. Their wording is substantially the same, and they serve usually as companion piece to a more detailed or localized marker.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 25, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 25, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 135 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 25, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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