Near Amargosa in Nye County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Jack's Stone Cabin
In 1984 a flash flood reduced Jack's cabin to rubble. Historic restoration experts painstakingly set each stone back in its original position based on photos taken early in the last century. Restoration concluded in 2006.
Concrete block coated with a sandy lime plaster replicates the spring mound that supported the cabin's back wall. This small cave opened into the lower spring mound providing a trickle of water. In addition to drinking water, Jack also stored perishable food in this naturally cool spot.
Longstreet epitomizes the mythical western frontiersman: Self-reliant, independent and fair-minded. Speaking with a southern drawl, he was quick with a pistol and never missed his mark. As his skill with a gun grew so did his reputation as a dangerous man. Trouble seemed to follow him and he often found it convenient to avoid his enemies
Photos like this from 1927 were helpful to restoration stone masons resetting the original stones.
Jack Longstreet 1928
Location. 36° 28.066′ N, 116° 19.576′ W. Marker is near Amargosa, Nevada, in Nye County. Marker can be reached from Longstreet Spring Road (dirt), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker and cabin are located down a very short walking trail, just west of Longstreet Spring Road. The area where the walking trail starts is very easily located. A park informational kiosk and turn-out are located at this trail head. Marker is in this post office area: Amargosa Valley NV 89020, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jack Longstreet (approx. 6.6 miles away); Amargosa Valley's Clay Industry (approx. 6.6 miles away); Amargosa Opera House (approx. 12½ miles away in California); Death Valley Junction (approx. 12½ miles away in California).
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2015, by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada. This page has been viewed 212 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 12, 2015, by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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