WALLEY'S HOT SPRINGS
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member GT.US
N 38° 58.846 W 119° 50.010
11S E 254554 N 4318461
Quick Description: This marker is located on State Route 57 two miles south of Genoa, Nevada. It is in the parking lot in front of the building.
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 5/3/2010 9:31:54 AM
Waymark Code: WM8QGH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team GeoDuo
Views: 20

Long Description:
There is plenty of easy parking available here.

Today, Walley's Hot Springs is a commercial Hot Springs where you can spend the day in the pool or on of the Spas, or purchase various spa services.
Marker Title (required): WALLEY'S HOT SPRINGS

Marker Number (If official State Marker from NV SHPO website above, otherwise leave blank): 120

Marker Text (required):
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 waters (136 to 160 degrees Fahrenheit) became well known as a cure of "rheumatism and scrofulous affections." (sic)

It sold for a mere $5000 in 1896 but functioned as hotel until 1935 when it burned. Its former cool cellar you see is still in use.

In 1962, trial hydro-thermal power holes were drilled here as deep as 1,250 feet; maximum temperature is 181 degrees.


County (required): Douglas

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

Is Marker Damaged? (required): No

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