Old Spanish Trail (1829-1850)

Clark County
  36.80405, -114.06871

"(#31) It's been awhile since I've been to Mesquite. And wow! This mini-border city has grown exponentially over the past twenty years, so much in fact, that it touches the Grand Canyon State in some places. Is this really the same place? It's amszing to think that just miles from this bustling metropolis, one of the oldest communities in the state thrives bucolically away from such modern-day progress ..." -- Journal Entry, March 2009

Along Mesquite Blvd (SR 144) at the Virgin Valley Heritage Museum -- Mesquite

Original Date Visited: 3/16/09

Signed: No

  • [31] Marker Plaque
  • [31] The SHPO oddly placed this marker on the sidewalk

Exact Description:
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.

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Related Links & Markers:

 Old Spanish Trail Association   Old Spanish Trail: Review Journal 

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