Boyd Toll Road
Original Date Visited: 8/24/07
Notes: The only way to access this marker is by traveling the northbound lanes of I-80. This might be a problem since most of you will be coming from Carson. If you're headed in from the north, you'll have to u-turn at SR 757 (at the northern limits of Minden) then backtrack another three miles. Even so you need to keep your eyes peeled for it! This one's been placed right next to a tree. You'll see the tree way before the marker. Good luck!
William H. Boyd was granted a Utah Territory Franchise December 19, 1861, to provide a road to join Genoa to the Cradlebaugh Toll Road, the trunkline to the mining district of Esmeralda. Boyd's Toll Road is still visible to the northwest and southeast from this marker.
When the telegraph line from Placerville through Genoa was strung along it in 1863, the Boyd Road was also called "Telegraph Road." It was purchased by Douglas County from Henry Van Sickle and Lawrence Gilman in 1876 for $2,650.
Related Links & Markers
 -- Cradlebaugh Bridge  -- Carson Valley Nevada Towns: Genoa
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