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Near Austin in Lander County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Hickison Summit

 
 
Hickison Summit Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, November 23, 2008
1. Hickison Summit Marker
Inscription. About one mile northwest lies a natural pass between two low buttes which, prehistorically, the aborigines may have used as a site of ambushing migratory deer herds. Three petroglyph panels are located in this pass. Concerted, cooperative efforts of several families were necessary for successful trapping, killing and processing the deer.

Petroglyphs suggest magical or ritual connection with hunting activities. They were added seasonally by the group's religious leader, or shaman, as omens to insure a successful hunt.

State Historical Marker No. 137
Nevada State Park System
Austin Chamber of Commerce

LMK 12-10-81
 
Erected 1981 by Nevada State Park System and Austin Chamber of Commerce. (Marker Number 137.)
 
Location. 39° 26.667′ N, 116° 44.583′ W. Marker is near Austin, Nevada, in Lander County. Marker is on Highway 50, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Austin NV 89310, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Toquima Cave (approx. 11.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  New Amended Text for Marker.
Hickison Summit Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, November 23, 2008
2. Hickison Summit Marker
We actually are looking south when looking at the marker on the Highway.
The Nevada State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) recently updated the text of the roughly 260 state historical markers in Nevada. The Nevada SHPO placed the amended text of each individual marker on its website and will change the actual markers in the field as funding allows. Changes have been made to the marker for grammar and readability and content has been added. The link will take you to the Nevada SHPO page for the marker with the amended text. (Submitted on November 12, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansNatural Features
 
Hickison Summit Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 6, 2013
3. Hickison Summit Marker
Hickison Summit Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 6, 2013
4. Hickison Summit Marker
View west on highway US-50.
Hickison Petroglyphs image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, November 23, 2008
5. Hickison Petroglyphs
Entrance to the area is east of the marker.
Hickison Petroglyphs image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, November 23, 2008
6. Hickison Petroglyphs
Hickison Summit Marker - The Pass image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, November 23, 2008
7. Hickison Summit Marker - The Pass
Hickison Petroglyphs image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, November 23, 2008
8. Hickison Petroglyphs
Hickison Petroglyphs image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, November 23, 2008
9. Hickison Petroglyphs
Hickison Petroglyphs image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, November 23, 2008
10. Hickison Petroglyphs
Hickison Petroglyphs image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, November 23, 2008
11. Hickison Petroglyphs
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 903 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.   3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on , by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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