Near Overton in Clark County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Nevada’s First State Park
Though four state parks were established by concurrent legislation, Valley of Fire is considered Nevada's first state park as it was dedicated prematurely on Easter Sunday, 1934.
Thomas W. Miller of Reno (Overton-Caliente) led the move to establish Nevada's State Park System. He was appointed in 1935 as the first Park Commission Chairman.
Recognized nationally for its outstanding scenic, geologic, and archaeological features, 8,760 acres were patented to the State in 1931 as a State exchange grant.
Civilian Conservation Corp companies initiated park development in 1933.
State Historical Marker No. 150
Nevada State Park System
Erected 1972 by Nevada State Park System. (Marker Number 150.)
Location. 36° 25.796′ N, 114° 30.838′ W. Marker is near Overton, Nevada, in Clark County. Marker can be reached from Visitor Center Road. Click for map. This marker is located inside the Valley of Fire State Park at the visitor center. Marker is in this post office area: Overton NV 89040, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are Valley of Fire (here, next to this marker); The Cabins (approx. 1.8 miles away); Silica Dome (approx. 1.9 miles away); Atlatl Rock (approx. 2.1 miles away); Beehives (approx. 2.2 miles away); In Memory of Sergeant John J. Clark (approx. 2.7 miles away); Arrowhead Trail (approx. 2.8 miles away); Valley of Fire Behind the Camera (approx. 3.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Overton.
Also see . . .
1. Valley of Fire State Park. (Submitted on November 10, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
2. Wikipedia: Thomas W. Miller. (Submitted on November 10, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
Categories. • 20th Century • Landmarks • Natural Features • Notable Persons •
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