Lovelock in Pershing County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
The land you presently occupy once stood as a formidable barrier for those who elected to spread westward, and their long-held dreams of prosperity. The account of one Eleazar Stillman Ingalls paints a bleak picture over the canvas of this Grand landscape.
Before this point travelers were bested by all manner of tribulations in the form of stampedes, hail storms, and tornados. Mild wagon troubles such as broken axles gave way to an arduous journey poignantly displayed by a roadside warning: an unfortunate soul who had slit his throat to escape the misfortunes behind and ahead.
God's greatest test came between the Humboldt and Carson Rivers. No water lay between. Possessions lost value. Horses were only worth the water they could trade for, and the soured alkali filled meat hanging from their bones. Kind souls and noble acts came few and far between from here to the Carson River. Only strong wills and luck could carry those miserable pioneers beyond the graveyard of a desert to the spoils of the west.
So take time to consider your good fortune and privilege as you pass through this beautiful land. God's green earth is yours to explore. Do not take it for granted.
Dedicated on March 28th, 6025
Jesse Lee Reno 1422
Outpost of Lucinda Jane Saunders 1881
E Clampus Vitus
Erected 2019 by Jesse Lee Reno 1422 Outpost of Lucinda Jane Saunders 1881, E Clampus Vitus.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Exploration. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
Location. 40° 28.032′ N, 118° 17.905′ W. Marker is in Lovelock, Nevada, in Pershing County. Marker is on Rye Patch Resevoir Road (Route 401) west of Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway, on the left when traveling west. The marker is on the cabin grounds, in front of outdoor BBQ area. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lovelock NV 89419, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Reunion in Unionville (approx. 8.1 miles away); Applegate - Lassen Emigrant Trail Cutoff (approx. 14.6 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on February 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 11, 2021, by Lance C Johnson of Sun Valley, Nevada. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photo 1. submitted on February 11, 2021, by Lance C Johnson of Sun Valley, Nevada. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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