Near Overton in Clark County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Las Vegans claimed to be the originators of this all-weather route between Los Angels and Salt Lake City. From the beginning, the Arrowhead Trail was a "grass roots" effort including promotion by various chambers of commerce and volunteer construction by local citizens. However, it was Charles H. Bigelow, from Los Angeles, who gave it great publicity. During 1915 & 1916 he drove the entire route many times in his twin-six Packard "Cactus Kate."
The trail, as seen behind you, was built in 1915 and completed the section between St. Thomas and Las Vegas. In its day it denoted a milestone of progress.
State Historical Marker No. 168
Nevada State Park System
Elbert B. Edward
Erected by Nevada State Park System. (Marker Number 168.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles.
Location. 36° 25.579′ N, 114° 27.79′ W. Marker is near Overton, Nevada, in Clark County. Marker is on Highway 169, on the left when traveling west. This marker is Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Overton NV 89040, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. In Memory of Sergeant John J. Clark (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Cabins (approx. 1.1 miles away); Valley of Fire (approx. 2.8 miles away); Nevada’s First State Park (approx. 2.8 miles away); Silica Dome (approx. 3 miles away); Beehives (approx. 4.8 miles away); Atlatl Rock (approx. 4.9 miles away); Valley of Fire Behind the Camera (approx. 5˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Overton.
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia: Arrowhead Trail (auto trail). (Submitted on November 10, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
2. Valley of Fire State Park. (Submitted on November 10, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
3. 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. Minor changes have been made to this marker for grammar and readability. The link will take you to the Nevada SHPO page for the marker with the amended text. (Submitted on October 25, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 10, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,916 times since then. Last updated on November 9, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 10, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. 3. submitted on June 16, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 4. submitted on March 14, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.