Wagon Jack Shelter

Wagon Jack Shelter (HM1BIY)

Location: Austin, NV 89310 Churchill County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 18.146', W 117° 53.01'

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The ten foot wide flat at the base of the cliff is the site of Wagon Jack Shelter. The name comes from the Shoshone Indian, Wagon Jack, who camped here about 1900, while working on an Eastgate Ranch. He was a leader of Indian rabbit drives in Smith Creek Valley, just to the east.

A brush and pole "house" was built on the flat about 1,500 years ago. The prehistoric remains, which were found here, are typical of most Great Basin people who subsisted on local deer, antelope, mountain sheep, small game, birds, seeds, nuts, and roots. Distinctive "Eastgate Series" projectile points found on this site have been valuable cultural indicators.
Marker Number110
Placed ByNevada State Park System; Austin Chamber of Commerce
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 9:49am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 423822 N 4350710
Decimal Degrees39.30243333, -117.88350000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 18.146', W 117° 53.01'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 18' 8.76" N, 117° 53' 0.60" W
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Area Code(s)775
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2616-2638 State Hwy 2, Austin NV 89310, US
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