Eagle Valley
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 39° 07.491 W 119° 46.050
11S E 260759 N 4334278
Nevada State Historical Marker No. 76 is located on the southwest corner of Ross Gold Park at the intersection of Snyder Avenue and Appian Way.
Waymark Code: WMF8DP
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 09/09/2012
Published By:Groundspeak Charter Member Uncle Alaska
Views: 7

This Historical Marker honors Eagle Valley as a prime location for early travel routes.
Marker Title (required): Eagle Valley

Marker Number (If official State Marker from NV SHPO website above, otherwise leave blank): 76

Marker Text (required):
Centrally located between one of the first Nevada settlements at Genoa and the gold and silver of the Comstock Lode, Eagle Valley, site of present Carson City, was a vital link in land communications. One of the key California emigrant routes, the Carson branch of the California emigrant Trail crossed the Sierra Nevada at Kit Carson Pass and came through Eagle Valley roughly along Sage Drive, a block east of this point. The first overland telegraph, colloquially known as Fred Bee’s “Grapevine,” was completed from Placerville to Carson City in 1859. In this area, it followed what is now highway U.S. 395. The Pony Express (1860-1861) and the Butterfield-Wells-Fargo Overland Stages (1862-1868) followed the same route. The Virginia & Truckee Railway in its extension to Carson Valley and Minden in 1906 used the route of Bigelow Drive six blocks east

County (required): Carson City

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

Other Marker Type (optional): None

Is Marker Damaged? (required): No

Other Damage Type (optional): None

URL - Website (optional): [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:
  • The marker must be visited in order to log a Waymark
  • Pictures are optional, however, if adding a picture try to include one of a different perspective (e.g. different angle/season/lighting etc.)
  • Add any personal experience or research information that would enhance the history of the marker.
  • Thanks!
Search for...
Geocaching.com Google Map
Google Maps
Bing Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Nevada Historical Markers
Nearest Geocaches
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
Date Logged Log User Rating  
find waldo visited Eagle Valley 01/14/2014 find waldo visited it
morgyvr visited Eagle Valley 10/29/2013 morgyvr visited it
CharlyBaltimore visited Eagle Valley 04/12/2010 CharlyBaltimore visited it

View all visits/logs