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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
In Memory of Sgt. John J. Clark

While traveling from Bakersfield, CA, to Salt Lake City, UT, Sgt. Clark stopped near the spot of this grave marker. Legend has it he wandered around looking for water, but didn't find any. So, he tied his horse to his wagon and crawled underneath it. He presumably died of thirst. His body was found on June 30, 1915. The cross signifies his death.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2015
Date Uploaded: 06.2016
Photo Location: Overton, Nevada, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D60
Copyright: © Carmen Carroquino