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

Carson Trail - Hot Springs

 
 
Carson Trail - Hot Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alvis Hendley, October 21, 2016
1. Carson Trail - Hot Springs Marker
This plaque (CR-33) is mounted on the back of the "T" facing toward the restaurant and saloon.
Inscription. "We passed around a barren portion of the mountain, where there gushed from the base... almost a thousand springs of hot water in half a mile,... The springs form a hot water lake all along their course." - William R. Rothwell, Aug 18, 1850
 
Erected 2003 by Trails West Inc. (Marker Number CR-33.)
 
Location. 38° 58.866′ N, 119° 49.992′ W. Marker is near Genoa, Nevada, in Douglas County. Marker can be reached from Foothill Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker is located in David Walley's Hot Springs Resort and Spa in front of the restaurant and saloon. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2001 Foothill Road, 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. Walley's Hot Springs (within shouting distance of this marker); Kingsbury Grade (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Cary Mill (approx. 1.1 miles away); Hanging Tree (approx. 1 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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T-Marker at Walley's Hot Springs image. Click for full size.
By Alvis Hendley, October 21, 2016
2. T-Marker at Walley's Hot Springs
This T-Marker, located in front of the restaurant and saloon at David Walley's Hot Springs Resort and Spa, has a plaque mounted on each side.
Emigrant Trail - Carson River Route Marker No. C.R.R. 22 image. Click for full size.
By Alvis Hendley, October 21, 2016
3. Emigrant Trail - Carson River Route Marker No. C.R.R. 22
An older plaque, of uncertain provenance, is mounted on the same side of the T-marker as the Pony Express commemoration.

The plaque reads:

Considered a natural curiosity by the emigrants and recorded in their journals.
Pony Express Route image. Click for full size.
By Alvis Hendley, October 21, 2016
4. Pony Express Route
The famed mail service - whose riders on horseback carried news in leather saddle bags - was founded in 1860. Riders for the Pony Express traveled from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacremento [sic], California, along a series of relay stations. One of these stations was here in Genoa, with the actual route running right through Walley's Resort, Hot Springs, and Spa.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 21, 2016, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. This page has been viewed 118 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 21, 2016, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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