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Near Nelson in Clark County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Queho's Cave

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, March 16, 2010
1. Queho's Cave Marker
Inscription. In 1940, Charley Kenyon and Art Schroeder located a cave above the Colorado River, about twelve miles northeast of this spot. In it were the remains of southern Nevada's last great renegade, Queho, who had been dead about six months. Queho had grown up in Eldorado Canyon area, and was responsible for a string of murders between 1910 and 1919. After the last killings, he continued to live in the area for another 20 years. The bones were identified by physical characteristics, and artifacts found in the cave which were known to have come from various murder victims.
 
Erected 2006 by Queho Posse Chapter 1919, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 35° 42.581′ N, 114° 48.225′ W. Marker is near Nelson, Nevada, in Clark County. Marker is on Nevada Route 165 12.9 miles east of U.S. 95, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Searchlight NV 89046, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Techatticup Mine (within shouting distance of this marker); El Dorado Canyon (within shouting distance
Queho's Cave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 16, 2010
2. Queho's Cave Marker
of this marker); a different marker also named El Dorado Canyon (approx. 1.3 miles away); Deadly Flash Flood (approx. 5.2 miles away); Eldorado Canyon (approx. 11 miles away); a different marker also named Eldorado Canyon (approx. 11.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Queho History. An E Vitus Clamper Website post of the history of Queho (pronounced Key-ho) (Submitted on April 1, 2010.) 

2. Queho - Renegade Indian Outlaw. The mystery and legend of renegade Indian, Queho (pronounced Key-Ho), continues to be debated today as to whether he was a scoundrel or a scapegoat. Was the Southern Nevada Indian a true outlaw killer or was he merely blamed by law officers for an abundance of unsolved crimes. (Submitted on April 1, 2010.) 

3. QUEHO (1880? - 1935?) Scoundrel or Scapegoat?. An American Indian who chose to live his life by his own rules found himself at odds with the white residents of early Clark County. (Submitted on April 1, 2010.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansNotable Persons
 
Queho's Cave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 16, 2010
3. Queho's Cave Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,637 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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