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

Wagon Jack Shelter

 
 
Wagon Jack Shelter Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 6, 2013
1. Wagon Jack Shelter Marker
Inscription. The ten foot wide flat at the base of the cliff is the site of Wagon Jack Shelter. The name comes from the Shoshone Indian, Wagon Jack, who camped here about 1900, while working on an Eastgate Ranch. He was a leader of Indian rabbit drives in Smith Creek Valley, just to the east.

A brush and pole "house" was built on the flat about 1,500 years ago. The prehistoric remains, which were found here, are typical of most Great Basin people who subsisted on local deer, antelope, mountain sheep, small game, birds, seeds, nuts, and roots. Distinctive "Eastgate Series" projectile points found on this site have been valuable cultural indicators.
 
Erected by Nevada State Park System; Austin Chamber of Commerce. (Marker Number 110.)
 
Location. 39° 18.146′ N, 117° 53.01′ W. Marker is near Fallon, Nevada, in Churchill County. Marker is on Nevada Route 722 at milepost 4.7, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fallon NV 89406, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Pony Express (approx. 6.4 miles away); Rock Creek (approx. 6.4 miles away); Middlegate Station (approx. 7.7 miles away).
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
Wagon Jack Shelter Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 6, 2013
2. Wagon Jack Shelter Marker
Wagon Jack Shelter Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 6, 2013
3. Wagon Jack Shelter Marker
The site of Wagon Jack Shelter image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 6, 2013
4. The site of Wagon Jack Shelter
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 310 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. 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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