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

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 no longer incorporated in his past survey of this great and colourful component of the nation.

As in his past volumes, corridor incorporates a historical past of every web site he lists, in addition to interval and modern photos, instructions for finding the websites, and an review in their current . His ancient bills, according to a variety of fundamental and secondary assets, are either scholarly and fascinating, wealthy in anecdotes and personalities, and within the interesting minutia of heritage frequently neglected through extra educational writers.

Shawn Hall's commitment to documenting Nevada's hundreds of thousands of old 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 outstanding efforts to maintain the state's heritage.

Show description

Read Online or Download Connecting The West: Historic Railroad Stops And Stage Stations In Elko County, Nevada PDF

Best transportation books

Private Sector Participation in Light Rail Light Metro Transit Initiatives

This publication goals to assist governments and public professionals to set up potent LRMT structures, and makes a speciality of use of Public deepest Participation (PPP) preparations. instead of establish a unmarried procedure, we current innovations and talk about useful matters concerning getting ready and enforcing new LRMT PPP schemes.

Highway and Rail Transit Tunnel Maintenance and Rehabilitation Manual

This 2004 handbook is an replace to the model issued in may well, 2003. It offers particular info for the upkeep and rehabilitation of either road and rail transit tunnels. even if a number of parts are related in either sorts of tunnels, a couple of parts are particular to both street or rail transits tunnels, and are outlined hence.

Maritime Economics: A Macroeconomic Approach

This publication analyses delivery markets and their interdependence. This ground-breaking textual content develops a brand new macroeconomic method of maritime economics and gives the reader with a extra entire figuring out of ways smooth transport markets functionality.

Additional info for Connecting The West: Historic Railroad Stops And Stage Stations In Elko County, Nevada

Example text

Remaining walls of Tucker Station. (Photo by Shawn Hall) North Central Elko County 39 Southern Pacific depot foundation at Tulasco. (Photo by Shawn Hall) Tulasco From Wells, take I-80 west for 3½ miles. Head north on a gravel road for 1½ miles to Alazon. Then head west, following the railroad tracks for 4 miles to Tulasco. DIRECTIONS: Tulasco was a siding station on the Central Pacific Railroad beginning in 1869, but was relocated to its current location in 1909 when the Southern Pacific Railroad realigned its tracks between Deeth and Wells.

This proviso ended all mention of the proposed railroad. Another fire in April 1880 burned the O’Neil Hotel and a business run by Adolph Fish, but this fire did not spread. The disastrous winter of 1889–1890 temporarily crippled the local livestock industry around Wells. The Central Pacific Railroad charged cattlemen exorbitant rates to ship hay and to scatter it along the railroad right-of-way to feed the starving cattle. Morris Badt saved many of the local ranches after this terrible winter by obtaining loans from the Bank of California, and as a result ranches in the Ruby, Clover, and Starr Valleys resumed operation.

With the coming of the automobile, the need for the station diminished. In 1915, Joe and Frank Yraguen bought the ranch and station. From 1918 to 1924, the complex was managed by Gertrude and Tom Eager, who also ran a stagecoach line from Dinner Station to Gold Creek, carrying passengers, mail, and freight. Ninety horses were housed in the big barn. The school at Dinner Station was active into the 1920s and teachers included Mattie Keith, Mayme Delaney, Irene Suttle, Lila Welshows, and Adolphine Finck.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.84 of 5 – based on 30 votes