Caliente Historical Marker along U.S. Highway 93. The marker was unveiled and dedicated on July 4, 1969.

Caliente Historical Marker along U.S. Highway 93. The marker was unveiled and dedicated on July 4, 1969.

The Nevada Historical Marker along side U.S. 93 in Caliente was dedicated on July 4, 1969, and in anticipation of this year’s Fourth of July celebration in Caliente, this little piece of local history is offered.

The Lincoln County Record carried this article the week before July 4 that year:

“Caliente will soon receive Nevada Historical Marker 55, which depicts the early day start of Caliente as a ranch town and railroad head boom town.

The Historical Marker 55 is produced and placed in areas pointing out historical facts by the Nevada State Park System in cooperation, with the State Highway Dept., the Nevada Historical Society and upon application by interested community leaders. The historical markers scheduled for Caliente, Panaca, and Pahranagat Valley were applied for by Frank Scott committee chairman of the project for Lincoln County and was appointed by Grover Swallow, of the LAD.

The Historical Markers are made by the State Park System and the Nevada State Prison.

The Caliente Marker will be dedicated as part of the 4th of July celebration and program in the Alice Culverwell Dixon Park. At the dedication, Charles Culverwell will be honored and later the marker will be placed upon the Highway 93, between Market and McKinnley street in a permanent place for the traveling public to learn about the early start of the community of Caliente.

State and local dignitaries will be invited to attend the dedication of the Marker.”