Nevada's Birthplace
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member mineral54
N 38° 59.765 W 119° 46.799
11S E 259243 N 4320018
Big concrete marker.
Waymark Code: WM18H8G
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 08/04/2023
Published By:Groundspeak Charter Member Uncle Alaska
Views: 1

Marker is at the intersection of
U.S. 395 and Genoa Lane, on the right when traveling south on U.S. 395
Marker Title (required): Nevada's Birthplace

Marker Number (If official State Marker from NV SHPO website above, otherwise leave blank): 12

Marker Text (required):
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 "Nevada's First Town." Thousands of immigrants moved over the old road skirting the west bank of the Carson River as they prepared to cross the Sierra, feeding their livestock on grass cut along the river. At Genoa; at Mottsville, settled in 1852; and at Sheridan, settled by Moses Job about '54; emigrants stopped to enjoy produce of the region's first gardens. Pony Express riders used this route in 1860, switching a year later to the shorter Daggett Trail, now Kingsbury Grade.

County (required): Douglas

Marker Type (required): Other (describe below)

Other Marker Type (optional): Large Concrete

Is Marker Damaged? (required): No

Other Damage Type (optional): Not listed

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