Walley's Hot Springs

Walley's Hot Springs (HM1OJM)

Location: Gardnerville, NV 89460 Douglas County
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N 38° 58.85', W 119° 50.013'

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Like many Nevada hot springs, these dot a fault break along which the mountains rise.In 1862, along this Carson branch of the emigrant trail, David and Harriet Walley developed a $100,000 spa with 11 baths, a ballroom and gardens. The thermal waters (136˚ to 160˚)became well known as a cure of "Theumatism and Scrofulous Affections".It sold for a mere $5,000 in 1896, but functioned as a hotel until 1935 when it burned. Its former cool cellar you see is still in use.In 1962, trial hydro-thermal power poles were drilled here as deep as 1,250': Maximum temperature 181.
Marker Number120
Placed ByNevada State Park System. Carson Valley Historical Society
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Date Added Sunday, October 11th, 2015 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 254550 N 4318469
Decimal Degrees38.98083333, -119.83355000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 58.85', W 119° 50.013'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 58' 51" N, 119° 50' 0.78" W
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Area Code(s)775
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1828-1838 NV-206, Gardnerville NV 89460, US
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