Diamond Valley

Diamond Valley (HM1BHU)

Location: Belview, NV 56214 Eureka County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 45.333', W 116° 5.034'

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The first known explorer of Diamond Valley was Colonel John C. Fremont, who mapped the area to aid western migration in 1845. Before Fremont, tribes of Shoshone and Paiute Indians long had gathered nature's bounty here.

Colonel J.H. Simpson mapped a route through the valley in 1859. The Simpson route, through the north end of the valley, immediately became the Pony Express route from 1860-1861. The Overland telegraph replaced the Pony Express and also crossed the valley.

Early freight toll roads were operated across the valley as lead and silver mining camps boomed in the 1860's. Needs of the mining camps gave rise to a limited livestock and dairy industry. In 1957, a large underground lake was tapped to supply water for irrigation.
Series This marker is part of the Pony Express National Historic Trail series
Marker Number82
Placed ByNevada State Park System, Eureka County Commission
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Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 4:25am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 578476 N 4401027
Decimal Degrees39.75555000, -116.08390000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 45.333', W 116° 5.034'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 45' 19.98" N, 116° 5' 2.04" W
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Area Code(s)507
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 41000-41694 Saddler Brown Rd, Belview NV 56214, US
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