Toquima Cave
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 39° 23.996 W 116° 56.513
11S E 505004 N 4361160
Quick Description: Nevada history marker about Toquima Cave.
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 3/31/2017 6:03:39 PM
Waymark Code: WMVCBT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
Views: 5

Long Description:
Nevada history marker, about Toquima Cave, near junction of U.S. Hwy. 50 and NV Hwy. 376.
Marker Title (required): Toquima Cave

Marker Number (If official State Marker from NV SHPO website above, otherwise leave blank): 136

Marker Text (required):
East of the summit, north of the highway, and under a basalt flow lies Tequila Cave. Red, white, and yellow aboriginal drawings (pictographs) decorate its walls. Usually located near springs, as here, and on migratory big game trails, painted or pecked petroglyphs are associated with the food gathering localities of Nevada’s prehistoric inhabitants. There are no known specific meanings attached to the particular design elements. Presumably, these people created the designs as ritual devices to insure success in the hunt. Most petroglyphs, therefore, probably are not “messages” or conscious “art forms.”

County (required): Lander

Marker Type (required): Full Size (with blue painted mesh)

Other Marker Type (optional): NA

Is Marker Damaged? (required): Yes, bullet holes

Other Damage Type (optional): NA

URL - Website (optional): Not listed

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