Near Lovelock in Churchill County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
A Home of Early Man
Scientific archeological excavation reveals that Lovelock and Ocala caves served as homes to man from 2,000 B.C. to about 1840 A.D. What he left behind tells of a successful adaptation of his culture to a lakeside environment.
Nearby Leonard Rock Shelter, with human occupancy dating from 5,000 B.C., is a National Historic Landmark.
Erected 1971 by Nevada State Park System and Churchill County Museum Committee. (Marker Number 147.)
Location. 39° 56.438′ N, 118° 44.971′ W. Marker is near Lovelock, Nevada, in Churchill County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of U.S. 95 and Interstate 80, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located at Trinity Rest Area on US 95 and is accessed from Exit 83 of Interstate 80. Marker is in this post office area: Lovelock NV 89419, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Traveling Through Hell (here, next to this marker); About Your Journey ... (here, next to this marker); Forty Mile Desert (within shouting distance of this marker).
Also see . . .
1. Lovelock Cave - Wikipedia Entry. (Submitted on August 6, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.)
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. Major changes have been made to the content of this marker. The title of the marker has been changed to "Prehistoric Marsh Dwellers". The link will take you to the Nevada SHPO page for the marker with the amended text. (Submitted on October 25, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.)
Categories. • Anthropology • Native Americans •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 6, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 443 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 6, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.