Nevada Rock Art Geocaching Historical Markers

Historical Marker #124

Located on U.S. Highway 395 fourteen miles south of Carson City, Nevada.

Boyd Toll Road

William H. Boyd was granted a Utah Territory Franchise December 19, 1861, to provide a road to join Genoa to the Cradlebaugh Toll Road, the trunkline to the mining district of Esmeralda. Boyd's Toll Road is still visible to the northwest and southeast from this marker.

When the telegraph line from Placerville through Genoa was strung along it in 1863, the Boyd Road was also called "Telegraph Road." It was purchased by Douglas County from Henry Van Sickle and Lawrence Gilman in 1876 for $2,650.

Notes on this marker:

This is on the east side of the road, so get this by heading north.

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