Near Nelson in Clark County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Two of Nevada's most famous renegade Indians lived in the canyon; Ahvote, who killed five victims, and Queho, who killed over twenty people. Near this spot, Queho killed his last victim, Maude Douglas, in 1919, and successfully eluded Sheriff's posses.
Erected 2000 by Queho Posse Chpt. #191 E Clampus Vitus.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 35° 42.583′ N, 114° 48.205′ W. Marker is near Nelson, Nevada, in Clark County. Marker is on Nevada Route 165 12.9 miles east of U.S. 95, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Searchlight NV 89046, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. El Dorado Canyon (here, next to this marker); Queho's Cave (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named El Dorado Canyon Deadly Flash Flood (approx. 5.2 miles away); Eldorado Canyon (approx. 11.1 miles away); a different marker also named Eldorado Canyon (approx. 11.1 miles away); Taming the Colorado (approx. 15.9 miles away in Arizona).
Also see . . .
1. Techatticup Mine. The Techatticup Mine was once the richest gold producer in Southern Nevada. After World War II, the mine was abandoned and left to the harsh desert elements for more than 50 years. (Submitted on April 1, 2010.)
2. Searchlight, Nelson, Eldorado Canyon, and the Techatticup Mine. (Submitted on April 1, 2010.)
3. Queho - Renegade Indian Outlaw. The mystery and legend of renegade Indian, Queho (pronounced Key-Ho), continues to be debated today as to whether he was a scoundrel or a scapegoat. Was the Southern Nevada Indian a true outlaw killer or was he merely blamed by law officers for an abundance of unsolved crimes. (Submitted on April 1, 2010.)
Categories. • Native Americans • Natural Resources • Notable Places •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 30, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,635 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 30, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.