Sheridan - Genoa, NV
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Chasing Blue Sky
N 38° 54.075 W 119° 49.553
11S E 254941 N 4309615
Quick Description: This Nevada Historical Marker for Sheridan is located south of Genoa, Nevada.
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 3/7/2012 8:30:33 PM
Waymark Code: WMDXQF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team GeoDuo
Views: 9

Long Description:
About 8 miles south of Genoa, on State Road 206 (Foothill Dr) at Canyon Creek Court, stands this Nevada Historical Marker for Sheridan. The marker is on the west side of the road and is visible from both directions. The marker reads:

SHERIDAN

In 1861, a blacksmith shop, a store, a boarding house, and two saloons comprised the village of Sheridan. The village had grown up around Moses Job’s general store, established prior to 1855. The Surveyor General, in his 1889-90 biennial report, stated that Sheridan was the metropolis of the Carson River West Fork farmers. The Sheridan House, erstwhile boarding abode, has been converted to a dwelling. It may be seen across the road. It is all that remains of the “metropolis.”

Moses Job, an irrepressible man, climbed the peak above this location, planted the American flag and with a shout named the peak after himself. Job’s Canyon is above, and to its left is Job’s Peak. To its right is Job’s Sister.

STATE HISTORICAL MARKER No. 122
NEVADA STATE PARK SYSTEM
CARSON VALLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Marker Title (required): Sheridan

Marker Number (If official State Marker from NV SHPO website above, otherwise leave blank): 122

Marker Text (required):
In 1861, a blacksmith shop, a store, a boarding house, and two saloons comprised the village of Sheridan. The village had grown up around Moses Job’s general store, established prior to 1855. The Surveyor General, in his 1889-90 biennial report, stated that Sheridan was the metropolis of the Carson River West Fork farmers. The Sheridan House, erstwhile boarding abode, has been converted to a dwelling. It may be seen across the road. It is all that remains of the “metropolis.”

Moses Job, an irrepressible man, climbed the peak above this location, planted the American flag and with a shout named the peak after himself. Job’s Canyon is above, and to its left is Job’s Peak. To its right is Job’s Sister.


County (required): Douglas

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

Is Marker Damaged? (required): No

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