Humboldt Wells

Humboldt Wells (HM89)

Location: Wells, NV 89835 Elko County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 7.072', W 114° 58.693'

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These springs, seen as marshy spots and small ponds of water in the meadows here, are the Humboldt Wells, a historic oasis on the California Emigrant Trail. Here, during the period 1845-1870, hundreds of covered wagons each year rested and refitted from their arduous journeys up Raft River, past the City of Rocks, across the Goose Creek Range and down Thousand Springs Valley, and prepared for the grueling 300-mile trek along the Humboldt Valley. Ruts of the old emigrant trail winding down to the springs may yet be seen on the slopes above them and to the northwest.

The City of Wells, first established as the water stop of Humboldt Wells on the Central Pacific Railroad in September, 1869, is named for these springs. Its name was shortened to Wells in 1873.
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HM NumberHM89
Marker Number45
Placed ByNevada State Park System, Northeastern Nevada Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 12:59pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11T E 669736 N 4553811
Decimal Degrees41.11786667, -114.97821667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 7.072', W 114° 58.693'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 7' 4.32" N, 114° 58' 41.58" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)775
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1401-1499 Hwy 40, Wells NV 89835, US
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