El Dorado, meaning “The Gilded One”, was first known as Mud Springs from the boggy quagmire the cattle and horses made of a nearby watering place.
Originally a important camp along the old Carson Emigrant Trail. By 1849 – 50 it . . . — — Map (db m13148) HM
Trading post, emigrant stop, and mining camp of the 1850’s. This became one of the remount stations of the Central Overland Pony Express. Here at the Nevada House on April 13, 1860, pony rider William (Sam) Hamilton changed horses while carrying . . . — — Map (db m11571) HM
Hiram Lodge No.43: Free and Accepted Masons, was chartered in the town of Mud Springs, as it was then called, May 16, 1854. The Lodge met in rented buildings until the completion of this brick edifice in 1862.
On September 17, 1923 a fire . . . — — Map (db m12396) HM