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 degree stations, in addition to different websites now not incorporated in his past survey of this monstrous and colourful component of the kingdom.
As in his prior volumes, corridor encompasses a heritage of every web site he lists, in addition to interval and modern images, instructions for finding the websites, and an evaluate in their current situation. His ancient money owed, in accordance with quite a lot of fundamental and secondary assets, are either scholarly and interesting, wealthy in anecdotes and personalities, and within the interesting minutia of historical past usually missed by way of 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 particularly short yet very eventful earlier. Connecting the West is a beneficial addition to Hall's striking efforts to maintain the state's heritage.
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Extra info for Connecting The West: Historic Railroad Stops And Stage Stations In Elko County, Nevada
One example occurred in February 1903 when Edward Burrows, a mail carrier employed by the O’Neils, lost one foot and the toes on the other foot due to frostbite after becoming stranded in a snowstorm. By 1900, forty-eight people lived in the O’Neil area. In 1904, William, James, and Charles O’Neil and William and James Capell formed the O’NeilCapell Land and Cattle Company. William Capell had married the O’Neils’ sister. By 1910, the company’s herds had grown to ten thousand cattle and one hundred and ﬁfty sheep.
The ranch is still active today. A couple of buildings remain, but the station house has long since disappeared. S. 93 for 5 miles to Henry. Henry was a depot and water station on the Oregon Short Line. The railroad established the station in 1925, named for Henry Harris, a popular black foreman for the Sparks-Harrell cattle empire. Harris had come from Texas where he served as a cook for Nevada Governor John Sparks. After mov- North Central Elko County 25 Oregon Short Line depot and water-tank structure at Henry.
In 1904, William, James, and Charles O’Neil and William and James Capell formed the O’NeilCapell Land and Cattle Company. William Capell had married the O’Neils’ sister. By 1910, the company’s herds had grown to ten thousand cattle and one hundred and ﬁfty sheep. Ironically, the O’Neil family, who earlier drove sheepherders oﬀ their range, was now one of the largest sheep outﬁts in the state. Some of the southern O’Neil holdings, including the old Hardesty Ranch, were acquired by Horace Agee in 1910.
Connecting The West: Historic Railroad Stops And Stage Stations In Elko County, Nevada by Shawn Hall