Kingsbury Grade

Kingsbury Grade (HMEGJ)

Location: Gardnerville, NV 89460 Douglas County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 57.93', W 119° 50.381'

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Dagget Pass Trail, named for C.D. Dagget, who acquired land at its foot in 1854, was earlier called Georgetown Trail. Replaced in 1860 by the wagon road built by Kingsbury and McDonald, for which they received a Territorial Franchise in 1861, it shortened the distance between Sacramento and Virginia City by 15 miles.

The road cost $585,000. Toll receipts were $190,000 in 1863. Heavy eastward travel occurred in 1860 to 1868. The toll for a wagon and four horses was $17.50 round trip from Shingle Springs, California, to Henry Van Sickle's Station near the foot of the grade. Van Sickle, who helped finance the road, eventually acquired it and sold it to Douglas County in 1889 for $1000.

Horse-drawn water carts sprinkled summer dust, and sleds packed winter snow, providing a year-round hard-surfaced road.

Pony Express and the line of the Humboldt & Salt Lake Telegraph Company followed Kingsbury Grade.

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HM NumberHMEGJ
Series This marker is part of the Pony Express National Historic Trail series
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Marker Number117
Placed ByNevada State Parks System and Carson Valley Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 5:52am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 253966 N 4316783
Decimal Degrees38.96550000, -119.83968333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 57.93', W 119° 50.381'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 57' 55.80" N, 119° 50' 22.86" W
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Area Code(s)775
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 176-270 Old Kingsbury Rd, Gardnerville NV 89460, US
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