Connecting The West: Historic Railroad Stops And Stage by Shawn Hall

By Shawn Hall

Shawn Hall's immensely well known 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 integrated in his previous survey of this big and colourful part of the kingdom.

As in his prior volumes, corridor contains a historical past of every website he lists, in addition to interval and modern images, instructions for finding the websites, and an review in their current . His old debts, in keeping with quite a lot of basic and secondary assets, are either scholarly and interesting, wealthy in anecdotes and personalities, and within the interesting minutia of historical past frequently missed through extra educational writers.

Shawn Hall's commitment to documenting Nevada's hundreds of thousands of ancient websites has enriched our wisdom of the state's quite short yet very eventful previous. Connecting the West is a valuable addition to Hall's amazing efforts to maintain the state's historical past.

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He distributed mail locally and made sure mail was transferred to the proper stages. ’’ 1 Fred Wilson, a freight-line operator from Tuscarora, sold subscriptions to help Weiland raise money to rebuild the station. The new station had on one side a kitchen, dining room, living room, and two bedrooms for the staff. Three double bedrooms and two single rooms for guests were on the side nearest the road. A controversy developed with Weiland and the Elko-Tuscarora stagecoach line in October 1886. 50 per person in addition to providing free board for stage employees.

Later, the number shrank to two: Wells Progress and the Carlin-Eureka-Jackpot-Spring Creek-Lamoille-Wendover edition. By 1986, only the Wells Progress was left, although the Elko County Progress was produced briefly in 1987. North Central Elko County 49 Cowboys in Wells, 1890. (Mrs. Austin Peltier collection, Northeastern Nevada Museum) There have been many prominent Wells residents over the years, and some deserve particular mention in this history. Horace Agee came to the Wells area in the 1890s and built a ranching empire that included the Ox Yoke and Steptoe Livestock companies.

Go past the Metropolis turnoff and continue north for 24 miles to O’Neil. DIRECTIONS: Although O’Neil referred to the specific location of a post office, the name generally refers to the entire area in the O’Neil Basin. The O’Neil family first came to Elko County in the mid-1880s after being run out of White Pine County because of their illegal ranching practices. Initially the family continued these illegal practices in their new home. Four O’Neil brothers (James, William, Richard, and Charles) carried on the family tradition of expanding their own cattle herd by taking cattle from other ranchers’ herds.

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