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

Nevada’s First State Park

 
 
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By Karen Key, October 2, 2007
1. Nevada's First State Park Marker
Inscription. This park, situated on the old Arrowhead Trail, was designated on March 26, 1935 as Boulder Dam-Valley of Fire State Park.

Though four state parks were established by concurrent legislation, Valley of Fire is considered Nevada's first state park as it was dedicated prematurely on Easter Sunday, 1934.

Thomas W. Miller of Reno (Overton-Caliente) led the move to establish Nevada's State Park System. He was appointed in 1935 as the first Park Commission Chairman.

Recognized nationally for its outstanding scenic, geologic, and archaeological features, 8,760 acres were patented to the State in 1931 as a State exchange grant.

Civilian Conservation Corp companies initiated park development in 1933.

State Historical Marker No. 150
Nevada State Park System

 
Erected 1972 by Nevada State Park System. (Marker Number 150.)
 
Location. 36° 25.796′ N, 114° 30.838′ W. Marker is near Overton, Nevada, in Clark County. Marker can be reached from Visitor Center Road. Touch for map. This marker is located inside the Valley of Fire State Park at the visitor center. Marker is in this post office area: Overton NV 89040, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Nevada's First State Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, October 2, 2007
2. Nevada's First State Park Marker
within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Valley of Fire (here, next to this marker); The Cabins (approx. 1.8 miles away); Silica Dome (approx. 1.9 miles away); Atlatl Rock (approx. 2.1 miles away); Beehives (approx. 2.2 miles away); In Memory of Sergeant John J. Clark (approx. 2.7 miles away); Arrowhead Trail (approx. 2.8 miles away); Valley of Fire Behind the Camera (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Overton.
 
Also see . . .
1. Valley of Fire State Park. (Submitted on November 10, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
2. Wikipedia: Thomas W. Miller. (Submitted on November 10, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyLandmarksNatural FeaturesNotable Persons
 
Nevada’s First State Park Marker re-location image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 10, 2010
3. Nevada’s First State Park Marker re-location
Nevada’s First State Park National Register of Historic Places added in 1968 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 10, 2010
4. Nevada’s First State Park National Register of Historic Places added in 1968
Atlatl Rock image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, October 2, 2007
5. Atlatl Rock
An atlatl is a throwing stick or a dart thrower used by ancient tribes to give more force to their darts or spears. It was usually a wooden stick about two feet long with a handhold on one end and a hook on the other end. A slot cut inn the tail end of the dart was set against the hook allowing the dart to lie along the atlatl so that both could be grasped midway of the dart by the user.

These petroglyphs were made by ancient tribes. Respect their antiquity. Help preserve them.
Atlatl Rock image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, October 2, 2007
6. Atlatl Rock
Atlatl Rock Petroglyphs image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, October 2, 2007
7. Atlatl Rock Petroglyphs
Atlatl Rock Petroglyphs image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, October 2, 2007
8. Atlatl Rock Petroglyphs
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 10, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,640 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 10, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.   3, 4. submitted on June 16, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on November 10, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.
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