Hot, Dusty and Tattered

Hot, Dusty and Tattered (HM1JG7)

Location: Crescent Valley, NV 89821 Eureka County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 40.794', W 116° 28.413'

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Looking at the broad valley of the Humboldt River before you, close your eyes and imagine how it would have been in the mid-1800s. Instead of the sounds of traffic on I-80, you can almost hear the creak of wagon wheels. You might hear the sounds of hundreds of men, women, and children camping next to wagons along both sides of the Humboldt.

In this mental picture, emigrants and animals are completely covered from head to foot in gray dust. Cloths are tatters, and the weary travelers busy themselves discarding items from their wagons in an effort to lighten the loads that their exhausted oxen, mules, and horses must pull.

Other emigrants may be dismantling their wagons and using the parts to construct pack saddles. Armed guards are posted near grazing livestock to protect them from being stolen or killed by Native Americans. For the Native Americans, those livestock could help replace food sources that disappeared as a result of the tens of thousands of emigrants traveling through their homeland.
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HM NumberHM1JG7
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Placed ByDepartment of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management & State of Nevada
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Date Added Friday, March 6th, 2015 at 9:02pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11T E 544488 N 4503357
Decimal Degrees40.67990000, -116.47355000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 40.794', W 116° 28.413'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 40' 47.64" N, 116° 28' 24.78" W
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Area Code(s)775
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Interstate 80, Crescent Valley NV 89821, US
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