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Overton in Clark County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

In Memory of Sergeant John J. Clark

 

—( Early Valley of Fire Traveler ) —

 
In Memory of Sergeant John J. Clark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 10, 2010
1. In Memory of Sergeant John J. Clark Marker
Inscription. John J. Clark was born in Canada in 1844. He enlisted as a private in Company F of the New York Infantry in 1862, serving actively in the Civil War. After being shot in the hand and contracting typhoid fever, he was honorably discharged 6 March 1863 as a sergeant in Company B of the New York Calvary.

Following his discharge, Sargeant Clark emigrated to Southern California. While traveling from Bakersfield to Salt Lake City on a buckboard, he stopped near this spot, tied his horse to the back of the wagon and wandered around, possibly looking for water. Eventually, he crawled under his buckboard and died, presumably from thirst, several days before his body was found 30 June 1915.
 
Erected by Valley of Fire State Park.
 
Location. 36° 25.555′ N, 114° 27.927′ W. Marker is in Overton, Nevada, in Clark County. Marker is on Valley of Fire Highway, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located east of the Valley of Fire Visitor's Center. Marker is in this post office area: Overton NV 89040, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Arrowhead Trail (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Cabins
In Memory of Sergeant John J. Clark Marker, as seen east along Valley of Fire Highway image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 10, 2010
2. In Memory of Sergeant John J. Clark Marker, as seen east along Valley of Fire Highway
(approx. 0.9 miles away); Valley of Fire (approx. 2.7 miles away); Nevada’s First State Park (approx. 2.7 miles away); Silica Dome (approx. 2.9 miles away); Beehives (approx. 4.7 miles away); Atlatl Rock (approx. 4.7 miles away); Valley of Fire Behind the Camera (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Overton.
 
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In Memory of Sergeant John J. Clark Marker, looking weat along Valley of Fire Highway image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 10, 2010
3. In Memory of Sergeant John J. Clark Marker, looking weat along Valley of Fire Highway
Sergeant John J. Clark Marker and Gravesite, seen in background image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 10, 2010
4. Sergeant John J. Clark Marker and Gravesite, seen in background
Sergeant John J. Clark Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 10, 2010
5. Sergeant John J. Clark Grave Marker
Sergeant John J. Clark Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 10, 2010
6. Sergeant John J. Clark Grave Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 9, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,034 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 9, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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