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Genoa Peak Road, James Canyon Road, Spooner Summit, Douglas County, NV



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Item Title


Location
James Canyon Road, Spooner Summit vicinity, NV

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER NV-12-D
Building/structure dates: 1869 initial construction
Significance: The Genoa Peak Road spur segments were part of a major log transport network associated with the Comstock mining era. This secondary spur segment in James Canyon once interconnected an elaborate network of primary and lesser skid roads. The network was the main arterial system for wood transport to Spooner Summit, the key lumberyard for C&TL&F Co. The period of significance for this lumbering activity is 1873-1898. The spur road has retained its integrity and its overall character as a 19th century Comstock-era haul road.

Subjects
Roads
Transportation
Mining


Related Names
Carson & Tahoe Lumber & Fluming Company
Kingsbury, Larry, Photographer
Elliott, John F., Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. OVERVIEW OF JAMES CANYON AND GENOA PEAK, FACING SOUTH. SPUR ROAD IS SHOWN IN LEFT CENTER.
2. VIEW OF SPUR ROAD NEAR JUNCTION WITH SOUTHEAST TRENDING SKID ROAD, FACING SOUTH.
3. VIEW OF SPUR ROAD WITH COMSTOCK-ERA STUMPS, FACING NORTHEAST.
4. VIEW OF SPUR ROAD CROSSING SEASONAL STREAMBED, FACING WEST.
5. VIEW DOWNHILL OF SPUR ROAD IN THE VICINITY CABIN SITES, FACING SOUTHEAST.
6. VIEW OF SPUR ROAD AT JAMES CANYON CABIN SITE, FACING SOUTHEAST.
7. VIEW UPHILL WITH COMSTOCK-ERA STUMPS IN VICINITY OF JAMES CANYON CABIN SITES, FACING NORTHWEST.
8. VIEW OF SPUR ROAD BELOW JAMES CANYON CABIN SITES, FACING SOUTH.
9. VIEW OF SPUR ROAD AT JUNCTION WITH RECENT TWO-TRACK TRAIL, FACING WEST.
10. VIEW OF DOWNHILL SECTION OF SPUR ROAD, FACING WEST.
11. VIEW NEAR SPUR ROAD'S END WITH CARSON VALLEY IN BACK-GROUND, FACING WEST.
12. VIEW OF BREACH IN EARTHEN DAM WITH TERRY BIRK, FOREST ARCHAEOLOGIST, FACING NORTHEAST.
13. VIEW OF EARTHEN DAM SHOWING TIMBER SUBSTRUCTURE, FACING NORTH.
14. VIEW OF COMSTOCK-ERA STUMP WITH MITER BOX IN VICINITY OF EARTHEN DAM, FACING NORTHWEST.
15. VIEW OF COMSTOCK-ERA STUMPS EAST OF EARTHEN DAM WITH TERRY BIRK, FOREST ARCHAEOLOGIST, FACING NORTH.
16. VIEW OF EAST WING OF EARTHEN DAM SHOWING REMAINS OF LOG SUBSTRUCTURE, FACING SOUTH.
17. VIEW OF BREACH IN EARTHEN DAM FROM WITHIN IMPOUNDMENT AREA, WITH JOHN F. ELLIOTT, HISTORIAN, FACING WEST.
18. CLOSE-UP VIEW OF WEST WING OF EARTHEN DAM WITH REMNANTS OF LOG STRUCTURE, FACING WEST.
19. OVERVIEW OF CABIN SITE NO. ONE REMAINS, FACING SOUTH.
20. VIEW OF CABIN SITE NO. ONE WITH TERRY BIRK, FOREST ARCHAEOLOGIST (LEFT), WITH JOHN ELLIOTT, HISTORIAN (RIGHT), FACING SOUTH.
21. CLOSE-UP VIEW OF CABIN SITE NO. ONE CORNER DETAIL SHOWING STRUCTURAL WOODEN PEG, FACING WEST.
22. CLOSE-UP VIEW OF TIN CANS AND IRONSTONE ARTIFACTS FROM CABIN SITE NO. 1.
23. CONTEXTUAL VIEW OF CABIN SITE NO. TWO WITH TERRY BIRK, FOREST ARCHAEOLOGIST (RIGHT), AND JOHN ELLIOTT, HISTORIAN (LEFT), FACING SOUTHWEST.
24. CLOSE-UP VIEW OF CHINESE CERAMICS ASSOCIATED WITH JAMES CANYON CABIN SITES.
25. PHOTOCOPY OF HISTORIC VIEW OF JAMES CANYON LUMBER CAMP, CA. 1880. PHOTOGRAPHER UNKNOWN.


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