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Double Springs Nevada 

Double Springs Nevada 

Double Springs Nevada  Overview

Double Springs was a station on the wagon road through the south end of the Pine Nut Mountains. The road provided access between Carson and Walker valleys, both ranching and dairy regions.

The site of the Eagle Mining District post office is about four miles north along the highway.

Category

  • Mining
  • Ranching/Farming
  • Trail/Road

Marker Type

Blue marker

Nevada Historical Marker Number

Double Springs Nevada is Nevada Historical Marker #126.

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County

Douglas County, Nevada

GPS Coordinates

38.793525, -119.599536

Nevada Historical Marker Transcription

Double Springs, also known as Round Tent Ranch or Spragues, was a station on the road through the south end of the Pine Nut Mountains located at a pair of nearby springs.  The road provided access between Carson and Walker valleys, both ranching and dairy regions in western Nevada, Double Springs also saw many travelers on their way to Esmeralda County.  At one time, a toll road ran from this area west to the Kingsbury Road that still connects to Lake Tahoe.

About four miles north along the highway is the former location of Mammoth Ledge, also known as Carter’s Station.  That site served as the post office for the Eagle Mining District, and the polling place in 1861 of the Mammoth Precinct of Douglas County.  Stations like these provided water, supplies, and rest for travelers prior to the popularization of the automobile.

STATE HISTORICAL MARKER NO.  126

STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICE

CARSON VALLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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