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Sheridan Nevada

Sheridan Nevada

Sheridan Nevada Overview

In 1861, a blacksmith shop, a store, two saloons, and a boarding house comprised the village of Sheridan, Nevada.

The former boarding house is all that remains and it has been converted into the dwelling seen across the road.

Category

  • Architecture
  • Person
  • Ranching/Farming

Marker Type

Blue marker

Nevada Historical Marker Number

Sheridan Nevada is Nevada Historical Marker #122.

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County

Douglas County, Nevada

GPS Coordinates

38.901252, -119.825849

Nevada Historical Marker Transcription

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, established 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 abode, 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 this location, planted the American flag and with a shout named the peak after himself.  Job’s Canyon is above, and to its left is Job’s Peak.  To its right is Job’s Sister.

STATE HISTORICAL MARKER No. 122

STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICE

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