Near Lamoille in Elko County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Erected 1939 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers- Elko County Company. (Marker Number 46.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker series.
Location. 40° 48.519′ N, 115° 20.168′ W. Marker is near Lamoille, Nevada, in Elko County. Marker can be reached from Un-named Dirt Road 17 miles east of Interstate 80, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Take Exit 321 off of I-80 (NV-229.) Go 10.9 miles. Turn right on unnamed dirt road. Go 6.4 miles. Marker is in this post office area: Lamoille NV 89828, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 13 miles of this Lamoille Valley (approx. 9.4 miles away); Fort Halleck Site (approx. 12.3 miles away).
More about this marker. Also, anything south of the marker is private property belonging to an active ranch.
Regarding Fort Halleck. The marker is back in the big Elko County ranching country, just east of the McDermott Ranch. Nevada is also an open range state. If you hit livestock, you will have to pay for it.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Fort Halleck Site Marker
Also see . . . Life at the Fort. A tour of duty in Nevada at Camp Halleck was really in the American West outback. It was not a pleasant place. The life there was downright primitive. When they first arrived at the site in 1867, soldiers had to build dugouts in which to live until permanent quarters were built several months later. (Submitted on October 11, 2015.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Military •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 10, 2015, by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada. This page has been viewed 214 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 10, 2015, by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.