Middlegate in Churchill County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Erected 2011 by E Clampus Vitus - Snowshoe Thompson Chapter 1827.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus, the Lincoln Highway, and the Pony Express National Historic Trail
Location. 39° 17.231′ N, 118° 1.608′ W. Marker is in Middlegate, Nevada, in Churchill County. Marker can be reached from Nevada Route 361 south of Lincoln Highway (U.S. 50), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fallon NV 89406, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fairview Peak Earthquake Faults (approx. 5.6 miles away); Wonder (approx. 7.2 miles away but has been reported missing); Wagon Jack Shelter (approx. 7.7 miles away); Measuring Earthquakes (approx. 8.3 miles away); Fairview (approx. 10.1 miles away); Rock Creek (approx. 11.8 miles away); The Pony Express (approx. 11.8 miles away).
Also see . . . Middlegate Station. Middlegate was named by James Simpson in his journal "Across the Great Basin in 1859." He named the cuts in the mountains "gates" to identify the route he took across the desert. His exploration served the stage lines and wagon trains that crossed the country. (Submitted on October 10, 2015.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada. This page has been viewed 179 times since then and 92 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on , by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada. 2, 3. submitted on , by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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