Nevada Historic Markers in Douglas County

Nevada Historical Marker 122
SR 206 (Foothill Road)
Eight Miles South of Genoa

Nevada Historic Marker 122: Sheridan
Nevada Historic Marker 122: Sheridan

21 October 2016
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In 1861, a blacksmith shop, a store, a boarding house, and two saloons comprised the village of Sheridan. The village had grown up around Moses Job's general store, established prior to 1855.

The Surveyor General, in his 1889-90 biennial report, stated that Sheridan was the metropolis of the Carson River West Fork farmers.

The Sheridan House, erstwhile boarding adobe, has been converted to a dwelling. It may be seen across the road. It is all that remains of the "metropolis."

Moses Job, an irrepressible man, climbed the peak above you, planted the American flag and with a shout named the peak after himself! You are looking into Job's Canyon. To its left is Jobs Peak. To its right is Jobs Sister.

State Historical Marker No. 122
Nevada State Park System
Carson Valley Historical Society

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