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

Moapa Valley Pioneers

 
 
Moapa Valley Pioneers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, October 2, 2007
1. Moapa Valley Pioneers Marker
Inscription. In 1864 Brigham Young called for settlers to colonize the Muddy (now Moapa) Valley. On January 8, 1865, eleven men and three women arrived and began the first settlement at St. Thomas, now covered by the waters of Lake Mead. Later other settlements were made. In 1871, because of high taxes, Indian depredations, distance from markets, and other adverse conditions, some 600 people abandoned their hard-won homes. After 1880 other families came and settled the entire Moapa Valley—this time to stay.

Daughters of Utah Pioneers
Muddy River Camp
Clark County, Nevada

 
Erected 1962 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Muddy River Camp. (Marker Number 275.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker series.
 
Location. 36° 31.904′ N, 114° 26.445′ W. Marker is in Overton, Nevada, in Clark County. Touch for map. Marker is located on the grounds behind the Lost City Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 721 S. Moapa Valley Boulevard, Overton NV 89040, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pueblo Grande De Nevada (here, next to this marker); Fay Perkins, Sr.
Moapa Valley Pioneers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, October 2, 2007
2. Moapa Valley Pioneers Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Lost City Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Early Settlements in the Moapa Valley (approx. half a mile away); Pioneers (approx. 0.8 miles away); Pueblo Grande de Nevada (approx. 1.2 miles away); Valley of Fire Behind the Camera (approx. 6.2 miles away); Silica Dome (approx. 6.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Overton.
 
Also see . . .  The First 100 Persons Who Shaped Southern Nevada. An account of the colonization of the Muddy River. (Submitted on December 8, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
The Moapa Valley (Overton) image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, October 2, 2007
3. The Moapa Valley (Overton)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 8, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,879 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 8, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.
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