Douglas County
  38.90127, -119.8259

"Sheridan is probably the best location to view Job's Sister, that massive cone-shaped peak that can be seen for at least fifty miles in any direction. Here, the view is nothing less than impressive. Sitting here, the mighty mountain towers over this old settlement like a steadfast guardian, laced in snow from top to bottom and forming an impenetrable wall from sagebrush floor to Nevada sky. It's funhy to see man's intervention wrong wry. Job's Sister seems to intrude all forms of construction to the west; the cookie-cutter ranchos suddenly end at the mountain's base, unable to counteract the steep ramparts with concrete foundations; paved cul-de-sacs suddenly end with nowhere to go; fences suddenly break way into the angle of the mountain. Thank Gaia for Job's Peak." -- Journal Entry, May 2007

Along SR 206, 8 miles south of Genoa

Original Date Visited: 5/15/07

Signed: Both lanes of SR 206

Notes: This marker was one of thirty markers that was re-vamped in 2015 in celebration of "Battle Born, 150th: A State Sesquicentennial" (as evident by the campaign's logo on the plaque)

  • Mighty fine views of Jobs Sister, 10,895 feet above sea level, only seven air miles behind Marker 122
  • Marker 122 plaque
  • Great views at Marker 122

Exact Description:
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 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 adobe, 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 you, planted the American flag and with a shout named the peak after himself! You are looking into Job's Canyon, to its left is Job's Peak, to its right is Job's Sister.

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