The Old Spanish Trail (1829-1850)
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 36° 48.244 W 114° 04.123
11S E 761513 N 4077147
Quick Description: Historical marker located directly in front of the Virgin Valley Heritage Museum in Mesquite.
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 10/5/2008 8:02:16 AM
Waymark Code: WM4W97
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Marky
Views: 41

Long Description:
Historical marker gives a brief summary of an early overland trail between Santa Fe and Los Angeles which passed through the area.
Marker Title (required): The Old Spanish Trail (1829-1850)

Marker Number (If official State Marker from NV SHPO website above, otherwise leave blank): 31

Marker Text (required):
Stretching for 130 miles across Clark County, this historic horse trail became Nevada's first route of commerce in 1829 when trade was initiated between Santa Fe and Los Angeles. The trail was later used by the wagons of the "49ers" and Mormon pioneers. Concrete posts marking the trail were erected in 1965.


County (required): Clark (Las Vegas)

Marker Type (required): Metal Plaque

Is Marker Damaged? (required): No

URL - Website (optional): [Web Link]

Other Marker Type (optional): Not listed

Other Damage Type (optional): Not listed

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