Nevada Historic Markers in Lander County

Nevada Historic Marker 137: Hickison Summit
The small marker commemorates the Lincoln Highway.

Nevada Historic Marker 137: Hickison Summit
15 July 2008
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Hickison Summit

About one mile northwest lies a natural pass between two low buttes which, prehistorically, the aborigines may have used as a site of ambushing migratory deer herds. Three petroglyph panels are located in this pass. Concerted, cooperative efforts of several families were necessary for successful trapping, killing, and processing the deer.

Petroglyphs suggest magical or ritual connection with hunting activities. They were added seasonally by the group's religious leader, or shaman, as omens to insure a successful hunt.

State Historical Marker No. 137
Nevada State Park System
Austin Chamber of Commerce

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