Carson Valley

N38.974658'    W119.876246'

A marker honoring the agriculturally-rich Carson Valley.

  • Directions: Along Kingsbury Grade (SR 207), 1 mile east of Daggett Summit.

Exact Description: Carson Valley below, now a broad expanse of cultivated and pasture lands, was originally a strip of meadow along the banks of the river where 49ers, following the California branch of the emigrant trail, rested their stock and bought vegetables from the Mormon station owners.

After discovery of the Comstock Lode (1858) settlers extended the natural meadows by irrigation to provide hay, meat and butter for the miners in Virginia City and neighboring towns.

From 1870, German, Danish and Swiss immigrants enlarged the area still more to supply produce to booming Bodie and, after 1905, to supply Tonopah and Goldfield.

Good range and agricultural practices have allowed Carson Valley to continue to be one of Nevada's finest agricultural areas.

  • Directions: Along Kingsbury Grade (SR 207), 1 mile east of Daggett Summit.
    Find this one on the eastbound shoulder of the highway.

NOTES: Careful ... this marker comes up fast! As you can probably tell from the image (photo below), don't expect too much room for error! There is s single pullout on the opposite side of the road, meaning in order to view the marker, you must park and cross the highway -- a somewhat dangerous venture on a busy, windy road like Kingsbury. Be extra careful at this one!

Douglas County Conquered!

Dwarfed yet again by an historic marker. Smile for another county well done!