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

Beachfront Property

Grimes Point Archaeological Area

 
 
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Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 29, 2014
1. Beachfront Property Marker
Inscription.  On the mountain slopes in the distance, you can see a series of horizontal lines or terraces etched into the side of the range. These beach lines are left by waves of ancient Lake Lahontan. Over 12,000 years ago, the lake reached a maximum depth of 700 feet. At that time, the spot where you are standing was more than 400 feet under water.

When early man lived here, the lake was at a much lower level, and most of Grimes Point was above water. Imagine if you can all the changes that have taken place over time.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyNative AmericansWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 39° 24.146′ N, 118° 38.721′ W. Marker is near Fallon, Nevada, in Churchill County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 50 at milepost 30.7, on the left when traveling east. Marker is located along the Grimes Point Archaeological Area interpretive trail. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fallon NV 89406, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rock Art & Game Trails (within shouting distance of this marker);
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Styles of the Past (within shouting distance of this marker); Ensuring Success (within shouting distance of this marker); Lasting Impressions (within shouting distance of this marker); Grimes Point (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grimes Point Archaeological Area (about 700 feet away); The Brothers of E.C.V. (approx. 2.2 miles away); Oats Park School (approx. 8.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fallon.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Grimes Point Archaeological Area
 
Also see . . .
1. Lake Lahontan History. Lake Lahontan is a pluvial lake that formed within the western portion of the Great Basin, occupying the majority of northwestern Nevada during the middle to late Pleistocene. Lake Lahontan formed at a time when regional climatic conditions were much different than they are today. Precipitation in the Great Basin region was at a much higher level than it is today, and evaporation rates were very much decreased, allowing for the formation of a large inland body
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Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 29, 2014
2. Beachfront Property Marker
of water within the enclosed basin complex. (Submitted on January 30, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Lake Lahontan (Wikipedia). At its peak approximately 12,700 years ago the lake had a surface area of over 8,500 square miles. The depth of the lake was about 900 feet at present day Pyramid Lake, and 500 feet at the Black Rock Desert. Lake Lahontan, during this most recent glacial period, would have been one of the largest lakes in North America. (Submitted on January 30, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 29, 2014
3. Beachfront Property
(looking northeast from maker)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 29, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 336 times since then and 95 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 30, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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