“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Douglas County, Nevada

Clickable Map of Douglas County, Nevada and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Douglas County, NV (111) Carson City, NV (53) Lyon County, NV (49) Alpine County, CA (50) El Dorado County, CA (267) Mono County, CA (76) Placer County, CA (211)  DouglasCounty(111) Douglas County (111)  CarsonCity(53) Carson City (53)  LyonCounty(49) Lyon County (49)  AlpineCountyCalifornia(50) Alpine County (50)  ElDoradoCounty(267) El Dorado County (267)  MonoCounty(76) Mono County (76)  PlacerCounty(211) Placer County (211)
Minden is the county seat for Douglas County
Adjacent to Douglas County, Nevada
      Carson City (53)  
      Lyon County (49)  
      Alpine County, California (50)  
      El Dorado County, California (267)  
      Mono County, California (76)  
      Placer County, California (211)  
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1 Nevada, Douglas County, Carson City — JC-5 — Johnson Cutoff – Spooner Summit
“A gradual ascent [rough road], the latter portion in a ravine [of Clear Creek], to the top of a ridge [at Spooner Summit].” - William Bartlett [Bartlett’s Guide], Aug 13, 1853 Guidebook Available Trails West Inc. P.O. Box 12045 Reno . . . Map (db m224084) HM
2 Nevada, Douglas County, Carson City, Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park — Hiking the Tahoe Rim Dream
Glen Hampton, a Forest Service employee and avid backcountry hiker had a dream – an environmentally sensitive trail encircling Lake Tahoe on the ridgetops, offering a challenging hike with breathtaking views of endless mountaintops, lakes, and . . . Map (db m229314) HM
3 Nevada, Douglas County, Carson City, Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park — Marlette Lake Trail
Over the years, this canyon was used for lumbering, cattle and sheep grazing, as well as for its water resources. Today, it is part of Lake Tahoe Nevada State Parks’ Marlette-Hobart Backcountry Management Area. With over a million visitors each . . . Map (db m229311) HM
4 Nevada, Douglas County, Carson City, Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park — The Flume Trail
This beautiful trail, with spectacular views of Lake Tahoe's high country, follows the route of an old flume and tunnel system that carried water from Marlette Lake to Virginia City. Originally built in 1877, the tunnel eventually collapsed and the . . . Map (db m229309) HM
5 Nevada, Douglas County, Carson City, Spooner Summit — Green Gold
Panel One: in 1851, a free-for-all was happening in this forest The Territorial government, in an effort to settle the area, was encouraging its residents to build lumber mills and harvest as much lumber as possible. Then, only four . . . Map (db m227767) HM
6 Nevada, Douglas County, Carson City, Spooner Summit — Life at the Summit
Panel One: the lifestyle was rustic here at the summit In 1860, French-Canadian entrepreneur Michele E. Spooner acquired about 640 acres of land with the idea of starting up a sawmill, a shingle mill and a hotel. He named the area . . . Map (db m227674) HM
7 Nevada, Douglas County, Carson City, Spooner Summit — Riding the Flumea daring adventure
Men working at the camp on Spooner Summit, or in even more remote forest locations, spent long days in isolation. When payday rolled around, the men were eager for social interactions and the comforts that “town” had to offer. Some dared to . . . Map (db m227676) HM
8 Nevada, Douglas County, Carson City, Spooner Summit — Tahoe Rim TrailA Trail Like No Other
Can You Imagine Tahoe Without Trees? In 1883, Edward's Tourist Guide and Directory of the Truckee Basin boasted of a bountiful virgin forest at Lake Tahoe, "The [timber] supply may be said to be never ending....It is beyond the power of man . . . Map (db m228460) HM
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9 Nevada, Douglas County, Carson City, Spooner Summit — Tomb of the Sierrasa forest of underground timbers
Panel One: The forest immediately around Virginia City and the Comstock Lode were quickly depleted of their timber. Eyes soon turned to the nearby Sierra Nevada Mountains east of Lake Tahoe for more wood. Bust! In the 1890s, the boom . . . Map (db m229047) HM
10 Nevada, Douglas County, Gardnerville — Adaven Building1435 Highway 395 — Vernacular Commercial Style —
Originally the site of the I.O.O.F. hall built by Baptiste Borda at the turn of the 19th Century. The Adaven Building has been a merchandise store, soda fountain, restaurant, and hotel. The Adaven Building also had a post office for a period of . . . Map (db m21649) HM
11 Nevada, Douglas County, Gardnerville — Airtanker 130 Is Headed West
From this Valley on 17 June 2002, the crew of Tanker 130, Steven Wass, Craig Labare and Michael Davis answered the call to duty and took wing to fight a horrific fire in the Sierras. For their determination and ultimate sacrifice, we honor their . . . Map (db m25358) HM
12 Nevada, Douglas County, Gardnerville — Arendt Jensen Home1243 A&B Eddy Street — Vernacular with Bungalow Elements Style —
The Arendt Jensen, Jr. House is a 1-1/2 story bungalow style home and stands near the Arendt Jensen Mansion, the first and largest home built by the Jensen Family. Completed in 1932, the home was built for Arendt Jensen, Jr. and his wife Minnie . . . Map (db m21682) HM
13 Nevada, Douglas County, Gardnerville — Arendt Jensen Merchandise(Carson Valley Mercantile) — 1423 Highway 395 —
Vernacular with neoclassical elements style Arendt Jensen built this general merchandise store in the early 1900's. On the store shelves shoppers could find a wide variety of everyday necessities and supplies from clothing to agricultural . . . Map (db m21466) HM
14 Nevada, Douglas County, Gardnerville — 1 — Brockliss Road
This was the name given to the present Centerville Lane on the 22nd day of October 1894 when it was declared a public road by order of the county commissioners. Opening of the road was made contingent on the willingness of ranchers along the section . . . Map (db m10801) HM
15 Nevada, Douglas County, Gardnerville — 126 — Double Springs
Double Springs was the notorious Round Tent Ranch, or Spragues, another station on the road to Esmeralda. Here, James C. Dean, one of the owners and Justice of the Peace in the district in 1864, murdered his wife. This station was connected by the . . . Map (db m69467) HM
16 Nevada, Douglas County, Gardnerville — 131 — Dresslerville
In 1917 State Senator Wm. F. Dressler gave this 40 acre tract to Washo Indians, then living on ranches in Carson Valley. After a school was opened in 1924, it became a nucleus of settlement. Before the intrusion of Caucasians in 1848, Washos . . . Map (db m3190) HM
17 Nevada, Douglas County, Gardnerville — East Fork Hotel Building1441 Highway 395 — Vernacular Utilitarian Style — Reported permanently removed
The East Fork Hotel was constructed in 1893 by George and Charley Brown, two brothers who came to Genoa, Nevada with a traveling circus. The Brown Brothers also owned the East Fork Brickyard, providing bricks that were used in many Valley . . . Map (db m24832) HM
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18 Nevada, Douglas County, Gardnerville — Farmer’s Telephone Company1225 Eddy Street
Built in the early 1900’s and known at that time as the “Nevada Consolidated Telephone and Telegraph Company,” only five telephone lines were originally installed in Gardnerville. “Long Distance Connections . . . Map (db m15835) HM
19 Nevada, Douglas County, Gardnerville — Garden CemeteryCorner of Spruce and Cemetery
The Garden Cemetery was established in the late 1800's. Interred here are generations of prominent Carson Valley families. All who are laid to rest here are part of the history of this community, and their contributions to The Valley stand today. . . . Map (db m54792) HM
20 Nevada, Douglas County, Gardnerville — Gardnerville Branch Jail1440 Courthouse Street — Christensen and Madison, Contractor —
Constructed by Douglas County on land donated by the East Fork Township's Fourth Justice of the Peace, Mr. L.S. Ezell in 1910. The main jail in Genoa was destroyed by fire in 1910, and the Gardnerville Branch Jail was quickly placed in full . . . Map (db m21409) HM
21 Nevada, Douglas County, Gardnerville — Hiram Mott
Buried here are Hiram Mott and family, emigrants from Canada. Isreal Mott, son of Hiram built this house a few yards east of the spot in July 1852. Eliza his wife was the first white women settler in Nevada. Their child Louisa was the first white . . . Map (db m90622) HM
22 Nevada, Douglas County, Gardnerville — J & T Basque Restaurant Building1426 Highway 395 — Italianate Commercial Style —
This building dates back to the 1870's and was moved to Carson Valley from Virginia City before the end of the 19th Century. It was somewhat commonplace to move buildings from Virginia City after the Comstock Lode Era. Town founder Lawrence . . . Map (db m24091) HM
23 Nevada, Douglas County, Gardnerville — Jensen Mansion1431 Ezell Street — Colonial Revival Style —
Arendt Jensen had this beautiful mansion constructed for his family in 1910. Mr. Jensen owned a general store in Gardnerville that became very prosperous. He later established the first bank in the Carson Valley, the Douglas County Farmer's Bank. . . . Map (db m21541) HM
24 Nevada, Douglas County, Gardnerville — Jensen/Schacht House1235 Eddy Street — Vernacular Neoclassical Rowhouse Style —
The Jensen Family emigrated from Denmark in the late Nineteenth Century. As Gardnerville grew, Arendt Jensen, Sr. took advantage of the growing economy becoming a successful businessman and banker. The Jensen Family's merchandise store was . . . Map (db m21721) HM
25 Nevada, Douglas County, Gardnerville — 117 — Kingsbury Grade
Dagget Pass Trail, named for C.D. Dagget, who acquired land at its foot in 1854, was earlier called Georgetown Trail. Replaced in 1860 by the wagon road built by Kingsbury and McDonald, for which they received a Territorial Franchise in 1861, it . . . Map (db m21892) HM
26 Nevada, Douglas County, Gardnerville — 118 — Luther Canyon(Fay Canyon)
Luther Canyon, west of this site, takes its name from Ira M. Luther, who from 1858-1865 had a sawmill there. The house behind the marker was his home. He was a delegate to the second Nevada Territorial Legislature. After 1865, the canyon came to be . . . Map (db m34516) HM
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27 Nevada, Douglas County, Gardnerville — 121 — Mottsville
This is the site of the settlement on the Emigrant Trail known as Mottsville, where Hiram Mott and his son Israel settled in 1851. Their homestead was the scene of an impressive number of firsts in Carson County, Utah Territory: 1851: Israel . . . Map (db m40102) HM
28 Nevada, Douglas County, Gardnerville — Perry's Dry Goods1448 Highway 395 — Vernacular Residential Style —
This building has been used for many commercial purposes dating back to the late 1800's and early 1900's. The single story rear portion of the building is thought to be the original home of John and Mary Gardner, the Town's namesake. Ollie . . . Map (db m21617) HM
29 Nevada, Douglas County, Gardnerville — Record Courier Building1218 Eddy Street — Vernacular Style —
The Record Courier has been published in Douglas County since 1904 when Dr. Southworth merged the Gardnerville Record and the Genoa Weekly Courier into one newspaper. In 2004 the Record Courier marks a solid century of printing. This building . . . Map (db m28071) HM
30 Nevada, Douglas County, Gardnerville — Ritchford Hotel1404 Highway 395 — Styless Utilitarian Style —
Opened in 1896 by Mr. and Mrs. William Ritchford, the three-story hotel was a stage stop. A water tower was also built on the site, however it no longer stands. The Ritchford was the most luxurious hotel in town at the turn of the century. It . . . Map (db m25577) HM
31 Nevada, Douglas County, Gardnerville — Sharkey's Nugget1440 Highway 395
The "Corner Saloon" was constructed on this site in the late 1890's. Adjacent uses on and near this site came to include a drug store, blacksmith shop, and mortuary. C.M. Krummes operated the blacksmith shop and mortuary, and served as the first . . . Map (db m21446) HM
32 Nevada, Douglas County, Gardnerville — 122 — Sheridan
In 1861, a blacksmith shop, a store, a boarding house, and two saloons comprised the village of Sheridan. The village had grown up around Moses Job’s General Store, established prior to 1855. The Surveyor General, in his 1889-90 biennial . . . Map (db m21309) HM
33 Nevada, Douglas County, Gardnerville — St. Galls Catholic Church1475 Highway 395
This building served as the first Catholic Church in Gardnerville, and is an excellent representation of brickwork found in many valley buildings. Completed in 1919 on land donated by local merchant Sam Imelli, the building was used until . . . Map (db m23250) HM
34 Nevada, Douglas County, Gardnerville — The East Fork Hotel
One of the original businesses in Gardnerville, the East Fork Hotel once stood proudly on Main Street at Gilman Ave. In 1892-93, Brothers George and Charles Brown built a 20' x 50' building with a saloon in front and a small residence in the back . . . Map (db m236760) HM
35 Nevada, Douglas County, Gardnerville — The French Hotel and Bar1437 Highway 395 — Mixed Architectural Style —
Owned at one time by Baptiste Borda and later leased to the Mitcheo family. Raymond Borda, upon returning from World War II, owned and operated the hotel for many years. The French Hotel was one of the three main Basque hotels in Gardnerville . . . Map (db m25321) HM
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36 Nevada, Douglas County, Gardnerville — 125 — Twelve Mile House
An important hostelry was so named because of its distance from Genoa and also from Cradlebaugh Bridge across the Carson River. It was built in 1860 by Thomas Wheeler, where the Boyd Toll Road to Genoa and the Cradlebaugh Toll Road to Carson City . . . Map (db m89436) HM
37 Nevada, Douglas County, Genoa — About Your Journey...On the Trail Today
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 . . . Map (db m98183) HM
38 Nevada, Douglas County, Genoa — CR-33 — Carson Trail - Hot Springs
"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, 1850Map (db m99871) HM
39 Nevada, Douglas County, Genoa — CR-32 — Carson Trail - Original Mormon Station
"At the... foot of the mountains, the Mormons... have established a trading post.... Passing on from this place, as fast as we could,... to save what money we had, we continued up Carson Valley" - Edward Patterson, Jul 11, 1850Map (db m99870) HM
40 Nevada, Douglas County, Genoa — Douglas Lodge #12, F& AM
Chartered on September 17, 1868 by the newly created Grand Lodge of Nevada, their first Worshiper Master was Robert W. Bollen. In early 1873 they purchased this building in a partially finished condition. It was subsequently completed in November of . . . Map (db m20677) HM
41 Nevada, Douglas County, Genoa — Douglas Seminary
In 1864, the fledgling Nevada State Government was comprised of ten counties with twelve school districts, eight school houses, and eighteen schools. This was a time when no one seriously contemplated making Nevada a permanent home as people . . . Map (db m115736) HM
42 Nevada, Douglas County, Genoa — Eggs for Sale!Mormon Station State Historic Park
The structure in front of you is a chicken house, built sometime between 1920 and the 1940s. The building features a nesting room, a brooder room for raising chicks, and a storage room for feed and supplies. Families that lived on this property in . . . Map (db m227666) HM
43 Nevada, Douglas County, Genoa — Finding Opportunity in a Declining TownMormon Station State Historic Park
By 1900 the town of Gardnerville had replaced Genoa as Carson Valley's commerce center. Hotels, stores, and liveries in Genoa closed, and buildings stood vacant. One Genoa couple saw a shuttered hotel as the key to a better life for their . . . Map (db m227670) HM
44 Nevada, Douglas County, Genoa — GenoaIn Search of the Pony Express — Station Marker —
[Front of Marker:] Genoa Original Home Station April 3, 1860 – Aug. 30, 1860 Relay Station Sep. 1, 1860 – Nov. 20, 1861 By Town of Genoa Genoa Volunteer Fire Department Carson Valley Historical Society . . . Map (db m20663) HM
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45 Nevada, Douglas County, Genoa — Genoa ChurchGenoa Historic District, National Register of Historic Places
Built by volunteers to replace the church destroyed in the Terrible Fire of 1910, this pioneer refuge served the town for town meetings as well as church services for many years. The bell tower and porch were added in 1978 by volunteers.Map (db m21245) HM
46 Nevada, Douglas County, Genoa — Genoa or “Mormon Station” of the Pony Express
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47 Nevada, Douglas County, Genoa — Hanging Tree
On this tree, early morning Nov. 26, 1897 occurred the blackest episode in the history of Nevada. Adam Uber of Calaveras Co. Cal. was forcefully taken from jail abused and hanged by an angry mob, for the pistol killing of Hans Anderson a local . . . Map (db m20655) HM
48 Nevada, Douglas County, Genoa — Hans Meyer–KasselArtist of Nevada
After a long odyssey from Germany Hans Meyer-Kassel and his wife Maria fell in love with Genoa and settled here in 1945. They became an integral part of this community residing here until their deaths. From the haven of his studio just up the road . . . Map (db m234228) HM
49 Nevada, Douglas County, Genoa — John A. “Snowshoe” Thompson(Jon A. Torsteinson – Rue) — Mailman of the Sierra —
Born: April 30, 1827, Tinn, Telemark, Norway Emigrated to America from Norway: May 30, 1837 Carried the mail: January 1856 – May 1876 (Twice a month - during the winter for 20 years.) Distance: 90 miles between Placerville, Ca and . . . Map (db m20679) HM
50 Nevada, Douglas County, Genoa — John A. “Snowshoe” Thompson
Born April 30, 1827 at Upper Tinns, Telemark District of Norway, John A. “Snowshoe” Thompson’s parents Tosten Olsen and Gro Johnsdotter baptized him as John Tostensen. At an early age he learned to “snow skate” (snow ski). In . . . Map (db m20712) HM
51 Nevada, Douglas County, Genoa — John A. “Snow-Shoe” Thompson
[Upper Marker:] As a Tribute To a great compatriot from Telemark This plaque was presented by the Norwegian Olympic Ski Team Competing at Sqaw Valley In February 1960 [Lower Marker:] Dedicated to John A. . . . Map (db m20748) HM
52 Nevada, Douglas County, Genoa — Judge Daniel Webster VirginJuly 4, 1835 – August 19, 1928
Served as first elected judge of Douglas County from 1864 – 66. Later on he served as District Attorney and Superintendent of Schools. While in the practice of law he was considered one of the foremost jurists of his time and was engaged in . . . Map (db m20785) HM
53 Nevada, Douglas County, Genoa — Kinsey House
Genoa's first two-story brick mansion built for his bride in 1855-56 by Mormon Station locator Stephen Kinsey, editor of the first newspaper (handwritten). It was the third land claim in Nevada. It was the site of elegant socials and the Genoa . . . Map (db m135908) HM
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54 Nevada, Douglas County, Genoa — Life-giving Nectar
Look up at the mountains in front of you – note the various canyons. How do you think they factored into Mormon Station’s location? The most prominent ridge to your left is Genoa Canyon. The creek that flowed out of this canyon served as the . . . Map (db m229119) HM
55 Nevada, Douglas County, Genoa — Lillian Virgin Finnegan(1878 – 1938)
Marker One: Originator of the Genoa Candy Dance Lillian Virgin Finnegan, known affectionately as “Lillie”, was born and raised in Genoa. An early graduate of Nevada State university, she was a teacher, suffragist, business woman, and . . . Map (db m223522) HM
56 Nevada, Douglas County, Genoa — 132 — Mormon StationNo. 132 — Erected June 1949 —
In 1851 Col. John Reese, with a little band of eighteen men crossed the great deserts and built the first trading post in Nevada, “Mormon Station”. Later came more members of the Mormon Faith who settled and established the town of Genoa. Among . . . Map (db m20686) HM
57 Nevada, Douglas County, Genoa — 36 — Mormon Station - Genoa
In early June, 1850, a party of Mormons led by Abner and Thomas Blackburn, Hampton S. Beatie and Joseph Dumont, established a trading post about a mile to the north of this site. In September, as they returned to Salt Lake City, a party of Bannock . . . Map (db m20698) HM
58 Nevada, Douglas County, Genoa — Mormon Station State Historic Park
Panel One: Utah Territory The area now making up the state of Nevada was acquired by the United States after the Mexican-American War. This newly acquired land was generally labeled as unorganized territory until 1850. The State of . . . Map (db m227650) HM
59 Nevada, Douglas County, Genoa — Nevada’s First Newspaper
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60 Nevada, Douglas County, Genoa — 12 — Nevada's Birthplace1864 - 1964
Carson Valley is the birthplace of Nevada. By 1851, people settled at a place they called Mormon Station, renamed Genoa in 1856. With the early establishment of a post office and local government, the community can lay claim to the title of . . . Map (db m99652) HM
61 Nevada, Douglas County, Genoa — Old Genoa Bar
In 1863, Al Livingston built this building and called it Livingston’s Exchange. In 1884, Frank Fettic bought it and renamed it Fettic’s Exchange. He operated it as a “Gentlman's Saloon” allowing no rough stuff or excessive drinking. It . . . Map (db m20661) HM
62 Nevada, Douglas County, Genoa — Old Mormon Station
The principle emigrant trail to California’s gold fields in the 1850’s passed about 50 yards east of here. In June, 1850, Hampton S. Beatie and Abner Blackburn, two Mormons from Salt Lake City, established Nevada’s first trading post a few yards . . . Map (db m21218) HM
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63 Nevada, Douglas County, Genoa — Originally – The Raycraft Dance Hall
Built: Spring of 1886 Foundation: Rock Building Size: 80 x 33 Feet – 16 Foot Ceiling Flooring: Best Quality Wood Available Constructed: By the Sons of Joseph Raycraft Joseph, acting as a wagon master for 300 souls, headed west with . . . Map (db m98073) HM
64 Nevada, Douglas County, Genoa — Striking it Rich…by Growing Crops?
Fresh produce was difficult to come by along the California Trail. Emigrants would often pay sky-high prices for fruits and vegetables when they were available. The traders at Mormon Station were eager to take advantage of this demand. . . . Map (db m229118) HM
65 Nevada, Douglas County, Genoa — The Campbell PropertyMormon Station State Historic Park
Panel One: The Campbell Property A glimpse into life in Genoa in the early and mid-1900s... Almost 100 years after John Reese built his log cabin trading post, a man named Bernabe (Ben) Arribalsaga built the house in front . . . Map (db m227662) HM
66 Nevada, Douglas County, Genoa — 2 — The Cary Mill
Here stood the first grist mill in Carson Valley built in Mill Canyon Genoa in 1854 by wheelwright Thomas Knott for Colonel John Reese. It was moved to this site by William M. Cary in 1865. Behind the mill stood a dwelling house, which served . . . Map (db m99863) HM
67 Nevada, Douglas County, Genoa — The Demise of Sam BrownJuly 6, 1861
“Brown was a heavy man, about 200lbs, noted as a lawless desperado whose name was terror to all who know, or had heard of him. He made his brags on the day of his death, which was his 30th birthday, that he had killed 11 men, and was going to . . . Map (db m115737) HM
68 Nevada, Douglas County, Genoa — The General Store
In 1877, John H Davis had this building constructed as a new location for his existing store nearby. The general store was an integral part of 1800s era towns like Genoa and supplied dried goods, food and other necessities to the growing Nevada . . . Map (db m169673) HM
69 Nevada, Douglas County, Genoa — The Jackass Express
In 1851, George Chorpenning and fellow Pennsylvania entrepreneur Absalom Woodward received a contract for $14,000 from the U.S. Post Office to establish the first U.S. Mail service between Sacramento, CA and Salt Lake City, UT. The monthly trip was . . . Map (db m223623) HM
70 Nevada, Douglas County, Genoa — The Pink House
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71 Nevada, Douglas County, Genoa — The Pony Express1860 - 1960 ** 1861 - 1961
These plaques are near the site of the original Pony Express Station. The Pony Express passed through Genoa, the oldest city in Nevada, until the completion of the telegraph. Erected by the Nevada Pony Express Centennial Committee. . . . Map (db m20711) HM
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72 Nevada, Douglas County, Genoa — The Territorial Enterprise & the Telegraph
The Territorial Enterprise, a newspaper founded in Genoa in 1858 was at this location and one other in the town. The press was later moved to Carson City and then Virginia City. The first telegraph office in Nevada was also located on this block. . . . Map (db m169650) HM
73 Nevada, Douglas County, Genoa — 120 — Walley's Hot Springs
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 . . . Map (db m89511) HM
74 Nevada, Douglas County, Genoa — We Made It! The End of the Great BasinGenoa - Mormon Station — California Trail —
You’re now standing at the western edge of the Great Basin. If you were an emigrant headed to California, you would have entered the Great Basin 450 miles back along the trail in southern Idaho, or 500 miles back in Salt Lake City if you had taken . . . Map (db m98142) HM
75 Nevada, Douglas County, Genoa — We Salute John “Snowshoe” Thompson / A Tribute From Three Lutheran Churches
We Salute John “Snowshoe” Thompson On his homemade snowshoes John carried the mail and supplies over the snowy Sierras for 20 winters. As he traveled, he saved the lives of seven people who were snowbound in mountain cabins. In . . . Map (db m20729) HM
76 Nevada, Douglas County, Genoa — Welcome to Mormon Station State Historic Park
What is this place? Mormon Station State Historic Park is the site of a California Trail trading post. The John Reese party established the post in 1851 as a business venture. Travelers passing through often referred to Reese’s post as . . . Map (db m229108) HM
77 Nevada, Douglas County, Genoa, Mormon Station State Historic Park — The Journey Through Nevada
The trading post at Mormon Station was an important supply stop for gold seekers on their way to California. Heading through Nevada, travelers followed the Humboldt River until it reached its end at the Humboldt Sink. What came next was a brutal 40 . . . Map (db m229306) HM
78 Nevada, Douglas County, Genoa, Mormon Station State Historic Park — The Prairie Schooner
This type of wagon is known as a “prairie schooner.” Designed to be as light and agile as possible, prairie schooners were the wagon of choice for emigrants traveling across the California Trail. The name stems from the white canvas covers giving . . . Map (db m229304) HM
79 Nevada, Douglas County, Genoa, Mormon Station State Historic Park — The Semi Trucks of the 1800s
At trading stations and other remote settlements throughout the West, nearly all goods had to be brought in from elsewhere. This need for supplies led to the development of the freight wagon. Freight wagons were built for the sole purpose of hauling . . . Map (db m229303) HM
80 Nevada, Douglas County, Glenbrook — Friday’s Added Station
(back) The Pony Express Started on April 3, 1860. The original route from Johnson Pass (Echo Summit) to Genoa went through Hope Valley to Woodfords Station. On May 14, 1860 the new toll road over Daggett Pass opened to foot and horse . . . Map (db m432) HM
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81 Nevada, Douglas County, Incline Village — 225 — Spooner AreaLogging and Lumbering Period 1868 – 1895
This area bears the name of Michele E. Spooner, a French Canadian entrepreneur, who, along with others, was instrumental in establishing the wood and lumber industry which supplied the needs of the Comstock mines and mills. In 1868 Spooner . . . Map (db m69715) HM
82 Nevada, Douglas County, Minden — A. F. Neidt House
Built in 1909 by A.F. Neidt, a cement contractor who also poured most of the early sidewalks in Minden. The home was later occupied by Annie Hickey Raycraft, who offered room and board for "unmarried lady" school teachers.Map (db m23833) HM
83 Nevada, Douglas County, Minden — 125 — Boyd Toll Road
William H. Boyd was granted a Utah Territory Franchise December 19, 1861, to provide a road to join Genoa to the Cradlebaugh Toll Road, the trunkline to the mining district of Esmeralda. Boyd's Toll Road is still visible to the northwest and . . . Map (db m150168) HM
84 Nevada, Douglas County, Minden — C.O.D. Garage
Ground was broken for the garage in 1911, with structure additions in 1917 and 1927. The initials stand for the owner Clarence Oliver Dangberg. Later, under the ownership of the Fred "Brick" Hellwinkel family, the C.O.D. garage was the oldest . . . Map (db m23514) HM
85 Nevada, Douglas County, Minden — CR-31 — Carson Trail - Entering Carson Valley
"We soon entered the lower end of Carson Valley. The steep mountains on our right, are thickly covered with pines... on the east side of the valley, the mountains present no green thing; all is naked and dreary." - Franklin Langworthy, Oct. 9, 1850Map (db m99867) HM
86 Nevada, Douglas County, Minden — Clock ParkThe Town of Minden
To recreate turn-of-the-century Minden, local merchants Don and Roxanne Stangle, in 1990, suggested building this park. A beautiful period clock would be its central feature. After seven years of planning and designing the park and raising nearly . . . Map (db m23424) HM
87 Nevada, Douglas County, Minden — Coventry Cross Episcopal Church
Construction of Coventry Cross Episcopal Church began in 1936 at the building's original site in Smith Valley. The church was named for the large stone cross that stands on the church's Rood beam (a beam in a medieval church across the entrance to . . . Map (db m23948) HM
88 Nevada, Douglas County, Minden — 123 — Cradlebaugh Bridge
The remains of Cradlebaugh Bridge, built in 1861 by William Cradlebaugh, stand ¼ mile westward. This bridge shortened the distance from Carson City to Aurora in the then booming Esmeralda Mining District. There were two routes from Carson . . . Map (db m40100) HM
89 Nevada, Douglas County, Minden — Douglas County Courthouse
The Nevada Legislature voted to move the county seat to Minden in 1916. The Courthouse, designed by F.J. Delongchamps, was built for $23,178 on a lot deeded from the Dangberg Land and Livestock Company. Originally the building housed all the county . . . Map (db m23971) HM
90 Nevada, Douglas County, Minden — Douglas County World War II Memorial
In Commemoration of Douglas County men who gave their lives in World War II Franklin Mack Andrews ● Semore Arnold ● Donald Cornbread ● Giles Cornbread ● Wilber Frank ● Harlan Fricke ● Walter Leehman . . . Map (db m20881) HM
91 Nevada, Douglas County, Minden — First National Bank of Nevada
Construction began in 1968 when the old Farmer's Bank, purchased in 1954 by the First National Bank of Nevada, had again outgrown itself. The remodeled building now houses an engineering firm owned and operated by R.O. Anderson.Map (db m23787) HM
92 Nevada, Douglas County, Minden — Grace Melissa Dangberg1896 - 1985
Grace Dangberg was the granddaughter of Heinrick Frederick Dangberg, a pioneer Carson Valley settler from a village near Minden, Germany, whose family founded Minden, Nevada. Miss Dangberg, a distinguished Nevadan, devoted her considerable . . . Map (db m3191) HM
93 Nevada, Douglas County, Minden — Henry Beck House
This, the second house built in Minden (1907), housed Henry Beck, the first manager of the Minden Milling Company, and was located across the street from from the mill at Fifth Street and Railroad Avenue, now Highway 395.Map (db m23898) HM
94 Nevada, Douglas County, Minden — John Dangberg House
This house was designed for John Dangberg by Frederic DeLongchamps, a noted architect throughout the West. Construction was completed in 1912. John was one of the Dangberg Brothers who founded Minden in 1906. Dangberg Land and Livestock Company . . . Map (db m23933) HM
95 Nevada, Douglas County, Minden — M. E. Fay House
Built in 1917 for local rancher M.E. Fay, the home was later owned by John and Norma Ellis. John, Norma and their son Darwin owned and operated the Minden Mercantile.Map (db m23936) HM
96 Nevada, Douglas County, Minden — 130 — Minden
Minden, the seat of Douglas County since 1916, was named for a town in Westphalia, Germany, where the founder of the D.F. Dangberg Land and Live Stock Company, was born in 1829. The company established Minden in 1905 to provide terminal facilities . . . Map (db m20877) HM
97 Nevada, Douglas County, Minden — Minden Dry Goods
First opened in 1910 by Chris Christoffersen. This was the first store in Minden of its type, selling dry goods, clothing, shoes, and cameras. Later, the store was operated by Lin Blondin and Ken Watson. In time, it became known as Town and Country . . . Map (db m23578) HM
98 Nevada, Douglas County, Minden — Minden Flour Milling Company
Completed in 1908, the new mill was financed by many of the early residents of Minden. Initially, it could process 100 barrels of flour daily from the local grain. Its four silos held 65,000 bushels of grain. In 1921 the mill was described as "one . . . Map (db m23981) HM
99 Nevada, Douglas County, Minden — Minden Park
Built in 1906. the park became the “town square” for the first residential section of Minden. The first bandstand, a rectangular structure, was built in 1914. The present bandstand was built by the Minden Rotary Club in 1984 and . . . Map (db m20893) HM
100 Nevada, Douglas County, Minden — Minden's First Homesite
This site marks the end of the Virginia and Truckee rail extension from Carson City which was completed in 1906. A depot was built here as well as first home site for the station manager, Herb Coffin. Mr. Coffin’s home was a converted boxcar but a . . . Map (db m23430) HM

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