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'''Jackalope Bay''' is a proposed name of the northeast arm of the small, unnamed playa to the west of the [[Blue Wing Mountains]].  The unnamed playa is not Blue Wing Flat.<ref>"[https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/bureaucrats-who-rename-confederate-landmarks-180972774/ What’s in a Name? Meet the Government Employees Who Make the Call]," Michael Waters, Smithsonian Magazine, August 1, 2019.</ref>
'''Jackalope Bay''' is a proposed name of the northeast arm of the small, unnamed playa to the west of the [[Blue Wing Mountains]].  The unnamed playa is not Blue Wing Flat.<ref>"[https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/bureaucrats-who-rename-confederate-landmarks-180972774/ What’s in a Name? Meet the Government Employees Who Make the Call]," Michael Waters, Smithsonian Magazine, August 1, 2019.</ref>


The idea was to promote the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackalope Jackalope], a mythical hybrid of a jackrabbit and an antelope.  Naming a bay on a dry lake was considered even more absurd.
The idea was to promote the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackalope Jackalope], a mythical hybrid of a jackrabbit and an antelope.  Naming a bay on a dry lake was considered even more absurd. The location is [https://geohack.toolforge.org/geohack.php?pagename=Blue_Wing_Mountains&params=40_24_26_N_119_1_57.5_W 40°24'26.0"N 119°01'57.5"W].<ref>"[https://clearinghouse.nv.gov/HTMLtoPDF/ViewSavedForms.aspx?DocLoc=SITE&DocKey=1112&ViewKey=Dvr75LCIZh Nevada State Board on Geographic Names Meeting Packet - January 8, 2019 - Reno ]". From the [https://clearinghouse.nv.gov/ch/publications/year/2019/type/2 2019 Informational Publication Records].</ref>


The first reading was in January, 2019.<ref>"[http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/geonames/Meeting_Minutes/1-8-2019_minutes.pdf Nevada State Board on Geographic Names Minutes]," January 8, 2019.</ref>
The first reading was in January, 2019.<ref>"[http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/geonames/Meeting_Minutes/1-8-2019_minutes.pdf Nevada State Board on Geographic Names Minutes]," January 8, 2019.</ref>


In May 2019, the Nevada State Board on Geographic Names approved the name to be forwarded to the US Bureau of Geographic Names<ref>"[http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/geonames/Meeting_Minutes/5-14-2019_minutes.pdf Nevada State Board on Geographic Names Minutes]," May 14, 2019.</ref>
At the second hearing in May 2019, the Nevada State Board on Geographic Names stated that they had received an objection from the Pershing County Commissioners and a motion for a third reading was passed.<ref>"[http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/geonames/Meeting_Minutes/5-14-2019_minutes.pdf Nevada State Board on Geographic Names Minutes]," May 14, 2019.</ref>


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* [http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/geonames/Meeting_Minutes/Index.html Nevada State Board of Geographic Names Minutes]
* [http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/geonames/Meeting_Minutes/Index.html Nevada State Board of Geographic Names Minutes]
[[Category: Pershing County]]

Revision as of 04:05, 28 December 2021

Jackalope Bay is a proposed name of the northeast arm of the small, unnamed playa to the west of the Blue Wing Mountains. The unnamed playa is not Blue Wing Flat.[1]

The idea was to promote the Jackalope, a mythical hybrid of a jackrabbit and an antelope. Naming a bay on a dry lake was considered even more absurd. The location is 40°24'26.0"N 119°01'57.5"W.[2]

The first reading was in January, 2019.[3]

At the second hearing in May 2019, the Nevada State Board on Geographic Names stated that they had received an objection from the Pershing County Commissioners and a motion for a third reading was passed.[4]

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