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National Historic Trails in Nevada :
The California National Historic Trail in Nevada commemorates route of gold seekers in the 1840's . They travelled overland to California to dig for gold.
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Pony Express National Historic Trail wends its way through Nevada . It is the stuff of legends. But not widely known is that the 1,800 miles from St. Joseph Missouri to Sacramento California was accomplished in just ten days! Before the telegraph the Pony Express was the only fast way for both personal & business communications to be delivered across the continent. It operated for only 18 months between April 1860 and October 1861 but the advent of the telegraph heralded its demise. There are 120 historic sites along the route.
Old Spanish National Historic Trail journeys through Nevada linking Santa Fe to Los Angeles. A Mexican trader Antonio Armijo in 1829 pioneered the route to deliver goods to the Los Angeles . Santa Fe developed into the trade centre for commerce between Mexico and United States. The Old Spanish National Historic Trail flourished until 1848 whereupon other routes developed as the United States expanded westward.