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.
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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.