High Rock Canyon
High Rock Canyon Overview
This area is important to Native Americans and contains rock shelters, campsites, and petroglyphs (images pecked into the rock surface) that are thousands of years old.
In 1843, John C. Frémont first journeyed through this canyon.
In 1846, the Applegate brothers blazed their trail from Oregon through here to the Humboldt River.
By 1849 gold seekers crowded the trail.
- Native American
Nevada Historical Marker Number
High Rock Canyon is Nevada Historical Marker #149.
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Nevada Historical Marker Transcription
The presence of man from 3,000 B.C. to the gold-rush days is recorded on high canyon walls. Prehistoric man left his rockshelters, campsites, and petroglyphs in this historically rich, remote, volcanic area.
Northern Paiute Indians roamed these lands when John C. Fremont first journeyed through high rock canyon in 1843. The Applegate brothers blazed their trail from Oregon through the canyon to the Humboldt River in 1846. Peter Lassen partially followed this route in 1848, and gold seekers crowded the trail in 1849.
STATE HISTORIC MARKER No. 149
NEVADA STATE PARK SYSTEM
CAL-NEVA R.C. & D. PROJECT