Kooyooe Panunadu - Pyramid Lake Historical

Kooyooe Panunadu - Pyramid Lake Historical (HM1U8B)

Location: Reno, NV 89510 Washoe County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 54.156', W 119° 33.942'

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America's most beautiful desert lake is a remnant of ancient Lake Lahontan, which covered some 8,450 square miles in western Nevada during the Ice Age. Caves and rock shelters along its shore have yielded evidence of Numu (Paiute) people living here for thousands of years.
John C. Frémont came upon the lake on January 10, 1844 and named it for the pyramid-shaped island just off the east shore. The Numu called the pyramid formulation (sic) Wono. The Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation was created in 1959. The history of the Numu people living here has been one of contention with encroaching settlers. With the Numu victory in the First Battle of Pyramid Lake, May 12, 1860, more European-American men died than in any other prior engagement west of the Mississippi.
Anaho Island, just to the south of the Pyramid, was established as a national wildlife refuge in 1913 and is today one of the largest White Pelican nesting grounds in North America.
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HM NumberHM1U8B
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Placed ByState Historic Preservation Office, Pyramid Lake Tribal Office
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 8th, 2016 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 280668 N 4420098
Decimal Degrees39.90260000, -119.56570000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 54.156', W 119° 33.942'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 54' 9.36" N, 119° 33' 56.52" W
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Area Code(s)775
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 27710-28460 NV-445, Reno NV 89510, US
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