Kingsbury Grade
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 38° 57.930 W 119° 50.381
11S E 253966 N 4316783
Historical site located on State Route 57 at the foot of the old Kingsbury Grade south of Genoa, Nevada.
Waymark Code: WM4K45
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 09/02/2008
Published By:Groundspeak Charter Member Marky
Views: 44

Marker Title (required): Kingsbury Grade

Marker Number (If official State Marker from NV SHPO website above, otherwise leave blank): 117

Marker Text (required):
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 shortened the distance between Sacramento and Virginia City by 15 miles. The road cost $585,000. Toll receipts were $190,000 in 1863. Heavy eastward travel occurred in 1860 to 1868. The toll for a wagon and four horses was $17.50 round trip from Shingle Springs, California, to Henry Van Sickle's station near the foot of the grade. Van Sickle, who helped finance the road, eventually acquired it and sold it to Douglas County in 1889 for $1000. Horse-drawn water carts sprinkled summer dust, and sleds packed winter snow, providing a year- round hard-surfaced road. Pony Express and the line of the Humboldt & Salt Lake Telegraph Company followed Kingsbury Grade.

County (required): Douglas

Marker Type (required): Full Size (with blue painted mesh)

Is Marker Damaged? (required): No

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