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Near Lovelock in Churchill County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

A Home of Early Man

 
 
A Home of Early Man Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 5, 2013
1. A Home of Early Man Marker
Inscription. Stretching before you are two vast sinks, terminal areas of the Humboldt and Carson River drainage systems. The marshey remnant of Lake Lahontan, between you and the distant Humboldt Range, served as a life sustaining resource of wildlife for prehistoric man who lived by its shores. Generations occupied caves located on the lower slopes of the distant range.

Scientific archeological excavation reveals that Lovelock and Ocala caves served as homes to man from 2,000 B.C. to about 1840 A.D. What he left behind tells of a successful adaptation of his culture to a lakeside environment.

Nearby Leonard Rock Shelter, with human occupancy dating from 5,000 B.C., is a National Historic Landmark.
 
Erected 1971 by Nevada State Park System and Churchill County Museum Committee. (Marker Number 147.)
 
Location. 39° 56.438′ N, 118° 44.971′ W. Marker is near Lovelock, Nevada, in Churchill County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of U.S. 95 and Interstate 80, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located at Trinity Rest Area on US 95 and is accessed from Exit 83 of Interstate 80. Marker is in this post office area: Lovelock NV 89419, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Close-up of Map on A Home of Early Man Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 5, 2013
2. Close-up of Map on A Home of Early Man Marker
At least 3 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Traveling Through Hell (here, next to this marker); About Your Journey ... (here, next to this marker); Forty Mile Desert (within shouting distance of this marker).
 
Also see . . .
1. Lovelock Cave - Wikipedia Entry. (Submitted on August 6, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.)
2. New Amended Text for Marker. 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. Major changes have been made to the content of this marker. The title of the marker has been changed to "Prehistoric Marsh Dwellers". The link will take you to the Nevada SHPO page for the marker with the amended text. (Submitted on October 25, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.) 
 
Categories. AnthropologyNative Americans
 
A Home of Early Man Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 5, 2013
3. A Home of Early Man Marker
A Home of Early Man Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 5, 2013
4. A Home of Early Man Marker
At the Trinity Rest Area at the junction of I-80 and US 95
West Humboldt Range image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 5, 2013
5. West Humboldt Range
As viewed from US 95 near rest area
Lovelock Cave image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 7, 2009
6. Lovelock Cave
Entrance to Lovelock Cave image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 7, 2009
7. Entrance to Lovelock Cave
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 383 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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