Old Spanish Trail (1829-1850)

Clark County
  36.04687, -115.40652

"So when you get here in the summer a quad of about two dozen bikers are nestled beneath the trees of Blue Diamond Park, right across the street from the Blue Diamond Mercantile. Such is a typical, sleepy day in this home away from home ... a pleasant portion of rural community just fifteen minutes from Las Vegas, yet hundreds of miles away in soul and character. If I wasn't forever a northern Nevadan, Blue Diamond could be my home away from home anyday. #33 conquered." -- Journal Entry, March 2009

At the Blue Diamond Mercantile -- Blue Diamond

Original Date Visited: 3/16/09

Signed: Original cut-out shields with arrows pointing in the direction of Blue Diamond on both lanes of SR 159

  • [33] Marker 33
  • [33] Find this one at the Village Mercantile in Blue Diamond

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:

 Nevada Towns: Blue Diamond   Old Spanish Trail Association   Old Spanish Trail: Review Journal 

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