Pyramid Lake


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Pyramid Lake,

188 sq mi (487 sq km), W Nev. The lake, a remnant of ancient Lake Lahontan, receives the Truckee River. Visited (1844) by U.S. explorer John FrémontFrémont, John Charles,
1813–90, American explorer, soldier, and political leader, b. Savannah, Ga. He taught mathematics to U.S. naval cadets, then became an assistant on a surveying expedition (1838–39) between the upper Mississippi River and the Missouri.
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, the lake was named for its large pyramidal rocks. It is located in the Pyramid Lake (Native American) reservation. In the lake is Anaho Island, a national wildlife refuge.
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Pyramid Lake (40[degrees]3'36"N, 119[degrees]33'36"W) is the terminus of the greater Tahoe-Truckee Watershed, and is a large remnant lake (487 [km.sup.2]) formed by the retreat of Pleistocene Lake Lahontan (Grayson, 1993; Benson et al., 1995).
Burns is a storyteller and preservationist--and it's fitting that his work is being carried out at Pyramid Lake. It's not only the place he was born, but where, more than a century and a half ago, the erasure of Northern Paiute culture began in earnest.
Particularly at Pyramid Lake, where the Northern Paiutes were not military conquests or bound by treaty to the reservation, agents struggled to keep them on the reservation and complained strenuously about the Central Pacific Railroad policy granting Paiutes free rides on any freight trains through the area, which made them disturbingly mobile (Knack and Stewart 116).
Those dates, as well as additional geochemical data on a sediment core from the adjacent Pyramid Lake subbasin, indicated the limestone boulders containing the petroglyphs were exposed to air between 14,800 and 13,200 years ago and again between about 11,300 and 10,500 years ago.
Those experiencing the open landscape of the semiarid American West could relate to the Sahara, Arabia, Mongolia, and other exotic Oriental locations (John Charles Fremont, upon reaching the "remarkable rock" that reminded him of the Great Pyramid of Cheops, named the lake surrounding the rock Pyramid Lake in 1844).
He had two Hollywood houses, stables, servants and fame but he gave it all up in 1944, adopting the name of Brother David to become a missionary to the Paiute Indians on the Pyramid Lake Reservation of Nevada.
By the 1960s, people began noticing the ill effects of taking so much water out of the environment; the Pyramid Lake tribe, environmentalists, urban water users, and various governments began suing each other.
The seven modules installed over the museum is expected produce 487,800 kilowatt hours of power annually which will meet the power requirements of the museum, a clinic and the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe's high school.
Behind Richard Misrach's beautiful photo of Pyramid Lake in Nevada, which serves as the default wallpaper on the iPad, there are some powerful, possibly mountain-shifting, changes for computing.
Indy colt out of Pyramid Lake sold for EUR1.2m to Will Farish.
Students from the Zuni, Jemez, Laguna, and San Felipe pueblos; the Navajo Nation; the Pyramid Lake Paiute, Fallon Pai-Sho, and Mescalero Apache tribes; and the Sioux Nation participated in the practicum.
Readers learn about Orson Hyde's immense frustration as probate judge of newly created Carson County, the culpability of the Williams brothers in sparking the Pyramid Lake War, the presence of African American farmers in the Carson Valley, and the discovery of the Comstock Lode at "both ends" by two different groups of prospectors.