Eastern Mojave Vegetation Gunlock, Washington County, Utah.
 
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Query: G.N.I.S.

See also: Pipe Spring.

A Plaque posted in the town of Gunlock describes the origin of the name of the town.
William Haynes (Gunlock) Hamblin, Born Oct. 28, 1830 Salem Ohio. Married Mary A., and Betsy Leavitt. Died May 8, 1872 at Clover Valley, Nevada from efforts of poison given to him before he could testify concerning a Silver mine he had discovered and was selling. But Truth crushed to Earth shall rise again, so we anxiously await for that day when men shall stand before the bar of justice and account for every word and seed.
He was the father of 17 children, and was given the nickname "Gunlock" by George A. Smith, Apostle for whom he drove wagon across the plains. He also worked for him as a gunsmith. Gunlock, Utah was named in his honor.
He got his fame for his great marksmanship. At 50 paces, he shot the bottom from a pipe bowl without touching the rim. He won a $50.00 bet.
Pipe Springs, Arizona is in honor of that feat. He was an Elder in the LDS Church and served a mission to the Hopi Indians in 1855. He was a great hunter and scout for the church.
Buried at Clover Valley, Nevada

Near this location are collection sites of Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous paleosols used by Retallack in his 2009 study of greenhouse crises of the past 300 million years. Retallack used stomatal index data for fossil Ginko and related leaves as a proxy for past CO2 spikes and paleosol chemical data as proxies for temperature and humidity changes. These data show that global warming due to CO2 rise is a not a unique event in earth history and that the magnitude of the coming anthropogenic greenhouse pales in comparison with past greenhouse spikes at times of global mass extinctions.


Elevation: 3658ft, 1115m.

Articles that refer to this location:

  • County Route 3184 "Gunlock Road," Washington County, Utah: Gunlock
 

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Date and time this article was prepared:9:42:10 AM, 7/31/2017.