Gardnerville in Douglas County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Before the intrusion of caucasians in 1848, Washos living in winter in the Pinenut Hills where they stored autumn harvested pinenuts. In summer, they lived in the Lake Tahoe Basin fishing the tributary streams and gathering roots and berries. In fall, they hunted jack rabbits and gathered seeds in Carson Valley.
Their only form of organization was that of kinship.
These stone age people lived in daily communion with giants, monsters, animals whose characteristics were interchangeable with those of people, and with water babies, "having the bodies of old men and the long hair of girls", who lived in the lakes of the High Sierra.
State Historic Marker No. 131
Nevada State Park System
Carson Valley Historic Society
Erected by Nevada State Park System and Carson Valley Historic Society. (Marker Number 131.)
Location. 38° 54.311′ N, 119° 42.386′ W. Marker is in Gardnerville, Nevada, in Douglas County. Marker is on Highway 395, on the right when traveling south Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gardnerville NV 89460, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Twelve Mile House (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ritchford Hotel (approx. 3.3 miles away); Arendt Jensen Merchandise (approx. 3.3 miles away); Farmerís Telephone Company (approx. 3.3 miles away); Arendt Jensen Home (approx. 3.3 miles away); Jensen/Schacht House (approx. 3.3 miles away); Jensen Mansion (approx. 3.3 miles away); J & T Basque Restaurant Building (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gardnerville.
Also see . . .
1. Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California. (Submitted on October 27, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
2. 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, and major changes have been made to content. The term caucasians has been replaced by European Americans, and (Submitted on October 25, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.)
Categories. • 20th Century • Native Americans • Notable Persons • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 27, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,250 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 27, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. 3. submitted on April 23, 2012.