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Nevada State Artifact
Tule Duck Decoy
Adopted in 1995.
Nevadans proclaimed the Tule duck decoy their state artifact in 1995. Actually, there are eleven ducks—or, more precisely, decoys, each formed of a bundle of bullrush (tule) stems. The decoys are shaped to resemble a canvasback duck. Discovered by archaeologists in 1924 while during an excavation at Lovelock Cave, the decoys were created almost 2,000 years ago.
Nevada State Artifact: Tule Duck Decoy
This decoy was created almost 2,000 years ago. Discovered by archeologists in 1924 during an excavation at Lovelock Cave, the decoys are formed of bundles of bulrush (tule) stems, bound together and shaped to resemble canvasback ducks.
Lovelock Cave, first identified in 1911 by a pair of miners collecting bat guano to sell as fertilizer, contained a cache of 11 intact decoys stored inside two woven
Nevada Senate Bill No. 80–Senator Adler
NEVADA REVISED STATUTES
CHAPTER 235 - STATE EMBLEMS; GIFTS AND ENDOWMENTS
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