Overton in Clark County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
In Memory of Sergeant John J. Clark
—( Early Valley of Fire Traveler ) —
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 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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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 1,100 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 9, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.