Edwards Creek Valley

Edwards Creek Valley (HM19PC)

Location: Fallon, NV 89406 Churchill County
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N 39° 31.813', W 117° 43.574'

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This valley was favored by prehistoric Indians for its abundant grass and brush found near its springs and intermittent streams. Shoshonean Indians and their ancestors traveled seasonally to gather wild seeds and small game and settled here in winter camps.

In 1854, Col. John Reese discovered an emigrant/wagon route through Edwards Creek Valley that was shorter than the Humboldt Trail. Established by surveyor James Simpson in 1859, it was followed by the Pony Express, the Overland Telegraph, the Overland Mail stages, and in 1862, it became the Austin Gold Rush route. It was the principal east-west commercial artery for Nevada until 1880.
HM NumberHM19PC
Series This marker is part of the Pony Express National Historic Trail series
Marker Number111
Placed ByState Historic Preservation Office, Department of Cultural Affairs, and Austin Chamber of Commerce
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 7:53pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 437585 N 4375869
Decimal Degrees39.53021667, -117.72623333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 31.813', W 117° 43.574'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 31' 48.78" N, 117° 43' 34.44" W
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Area Code(s)775
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 50715-50793 Lincoln Highway, Fallon NV 89406, US
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