Near Austin in Lander County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Petroglyphs suggest magical or ritual connection with hunting activities. They were added seasonally by the group's religious leader, or shaman, as omens to insure a successful hunt.
State Historical Marker No. 137
Nevada State Park System
Austin Chamber of Commerce
Erected 1981 by Nevada State Park System and Austin Chamber of Commerce. (Marker Number 137.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Natural Features.
Location. 39° 26.667′ N, 116° 44.583′ W. Marker is near Austin, Nevada, in Lander County. Marker is on Highway 50, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Austin NV 89310, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Toquima Cave (approx. 11.1 miles away).
Also see . . . 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. Changes have been made to the marker for grammar and readability and content has been added. The link will take you to the Nevada SHPO page for the marker with the amended text. (Submitted on November 12, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 22, 2008, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,069 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 22, 2008, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. 3, 4. submitted on October 22, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on December 22, 2008, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.