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Pueblo Grande De Nevada

Lost City Museum

 
 
Pueblo Grande De Nevada Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 12, 1999
1. Pueblo Grande De Nevada Marker
The marker is located near the entrance to the Lost City Museum
Inscription. Existing today as a 30-mile series of adobe ruins, this “Lost City” was once the home of an ancient Anasazi Indian civilization. Beginning with the basketmakers (300 B.C.-A.D.700) & followed by the Pueblos (A.D.700-1150) this valley was inhabited by a sedentary population of Anasazi farmers. They grew corn, beans, squash and cotton on the valley floor. (The high ground was used for housing) Watered by the Muddy River which sources at Warm Springs, 25 miles north of here, living in pithouses and later, multi-room adobe pueblos, these people maintained a rich culture as manifest by archaeological records they left behind. The Lost City Museum was built in 1935 to preserve the remains of this great civilization which suddenly disappeared ca. A.D. 1150. possibly due to severe, widespread drought.
 
Erected by Lost City Museum.
 
Location. 36° 31.902′ N, 114° 26.448′ W. Marker is in Moapa Valley, Nevada, in Clark County. Marker can be reached from South Pioneer Road (State Highway 169) near South Moapa Valley Road (State Highway 169), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Overton NV 89040, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker
Pueblo Grande De Nevada Marker image. Click for full size.
By Trinket Troy, July 16, 2014
2. Pueblo Grande De Nevada Marker
, measured as the crow flies. Moapa Valley Pioneers (here, next to this marker); Fay Perkins, Sr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Lost City Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Early Settlements in the Moapa Valley (approx. half a mile away); Pioneers (approx. 0.8 miles away); Pueblo Grande de Nevada (approx. 1.2 miles away); Valley of Fire Behind the Camera (approx. 6.2 miles away); Silica Dome (approx. 6.3 miles away).
 
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Display Inside the Lost City Museum image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 12, 1999
3. Display Inside the Lost City Museum
Pueblo Grande De Nevada image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 12, 1999
4. Pueblo Grande De Nevada
Photo is of the Adobes near the Lost City Museum
View from one of the Adobes image. Click for full size.
By Trinket Troy, July 16, 2014
5. View from one of the Adobes
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 297 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   5. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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