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Corn Creek Campsite

Corn Creek Campsite
Nearest city Las Vegas, Nevada
Governing body U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
NRHP Reference # 75001105
Added to NRHP March 4, 1975

Corn Creek Campsite is located in the Desert National Wildlife Range and was used from around 1900-1924 for ranching[1] and is listed on the United States National Register of Historic Places. Nearby is Mormon Well Spring another listed historic place.

The site was discovered by the archaeologist Bertha Parker in 1930 when she spotted fossil camel bone weathering out of a lake bed deposit.[2] At the time, she was participating in the excavations at nearby Gypsum Cave.

History

The site had indications of other use dating back to 5000 BC.[3]

The site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on March 4, 1975.[4]

The proposed Yucca Mountain rail line is not expected to impact this site.[5]

References

  1. ^ "Mormon Well (6,300 to 6,450 ft)". Retrieved 2007-03-18. 
  2. ^ Rafferty, Kevin (1984). Cultural Resources Overview of the Las Vegas Valley. Bureau of Land Management, USA. p. 19. 
  3. ^ "NEVADA - Clark County". Retrieved 2007-03-19. 
  4. ^ "Nevada Entries in the National Register of Historic Places". Retrieved 2007-03-19. 
  5. ^ "6. Environmental Impacts of Transportation". Retrieved 2007-03-19. 

Further reading

  • In-Situ Winter 2006


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