Chloride 2

Arizona Rock Art Sites

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The Southwest, including Southern Nevada, has a significant amount of Native American Petroglyph / Rock Art Sites. Our web site will concentrate on the rock art of Southern Nevada which extends back over 1500 years, and was typically created by either the Paiute, Shoshone, Chemehuevi, or the Anasazi people.

 

Preservation through Education

 

We believe that rock art on public lands does not - and should not - belong to just a few select people or groups.  However, due to the fragile nature of many rock art sites, it is not realistic to have a large number of people visiting most of them. What we are attempting to do with our website is to provide visual access where those with the interest or the curiosity can go to see and appreciate a small piece of Native American history. Our beliefs are that by educating people to the historical significance of the rock art, people will be more inclined to respect, and preserve, the sites for the enjoyment of everyone for a long, long time.

Chloride 2

 

The town of Chloride is located off US 93 about half way between Hoover Dam and Kingman Arizona. Chloride was founded in 1862 and was the center of silver ore production for the area. In its hey-day it was the county seat and boasted a population of over 2000. Today it has a small population made up of mostly artists, and old mining equipment.

 

In a canyon west of Chloride is a large mural painted by Roy Purcell between 1966 and 1967. The mural is known as “The Journey” and is a piece of art work well worth seeing. Some people have labeled it is as graffiti because of its proximity to the rock art. The rock art site is connected with the murals, but not damaged by them.

 

Chloride 2 is a continuation of Chloride 1 and was seen on the same trip. After hiking around the area, we came across a small rock art site, an old mine and one very cool rock art site.

 

 

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