By Shawn Hall
Shawn Hall's immensely renowned guidebooks to Nevada ghost cities became crucial assets for backcountry explorers and students alike. Now corridor returns to Elko County to survey the county's railroad and level stations, in addition to different websites now not incorporated in his prior survey of this great and colourful portion of the nation.
As in his previous volumes, corridor contains a historical past of every website he lists, in addition to interval and modern photos, instructions for finding the websites, and an evaluate in their current situation. His ancient bills, according to a variety of fundamental and secondary resources, are either scholarly and interesting, wealthy in anecdotes and personalities, and within the interesting minutia of historical past frequently neglected by means of extra educational writers.
Shawn Hall's commitment to documenting Nevada's hundreds of thousands of historical websites has enriched our wisdom of the state's really short yet very eventful previous. Connecting the West is a beneficial addition to Hall's amazing efforts to maintain the state's background.
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The Wildhorse post oﬃce operated from July 3, 1945, to February 28, 1948, with Josephine Ford as postmaster. Wildhorse Reservoir continues today as a popular destination for water recreation and ﬁshing. A store and gas station are located nearby. Summer Camp Located 4 miles northwest of Melandco on the former Oregon Short Line right-of-way. DIRECTIONS: Summer Camp, located between Melandco and Herrell, was a stop and signal station on the Oregon Short Line from 1925 to 1978, used mainly to ship cattle.
The Camp Hubbard Ranch baseball team formed in 1933, playing games against other camps. Home games were played in Wells. The men of Camp Hubbard accomplished much, including extensive road building and paving in the region. The buildings were removed after the camp closed in the early 1940s. The Hubbard railroad stop was abandoned when the Oregon Short Line was abandoned in 1978. Only foundations today mark the railroad stop and camp. Hubbard Ranch is still operating and is owned by the Boies family.
50. During the Cornucopia boom of the early 1870s, a new stagecoach line joined the Tuscarora stage line at Taylors. The DeFrees Mill, built in 1875 to treat ore from the Tuscarora mines, was located at Taylors. The mill was sold in August 1880 at a sheriﬀ’s sale to W. J. Urton for $971 but was little used. In 1898, the Dexter Mining Company of Tuscarora built a power plant using water from Niagra Creek. The plant generated ten thousand volts, and Northwestern Elko County 17 a power line was strung to the Dexter Mill.
Connecting The West: Historic Railroad Stops And Stage Stations In Elko County, Nevada by Shawn Hall