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A History of Amargosa Valley Nevada

By Robert McCracken

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Book Id: WPLBN0002169732
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Reproduction Date: 1990

Title: A History of Amargosa Valley Nevada  
Author: Robert McCracken
Language: English
Subject: Non Fiction, Bibliography, Amargosa Valley, Nye County Nevada
Collections: Authors Community, History
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Publisher: Nye County History Project
Member Page: Nye County


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Mccracken, B. R. (1990). A History of Amargosa Valley Nevada. Retrieved from

Early explorers were followed by prospectors and miners. Settlers who saw the possibilities for agriculture and ranching in the region were not far behind them. The Ash Meadows area, a true desert oasis, was the home of many people, including early community builder "Dad" Fairbanks and some of dubious reputation, such as the legendary desert frontiersman Jack Longstreet. Discovery of borax, clay deposits, and marble and the arrival of the railroads brought new opportunity to the valley's residents around the turn of the century.

Table of Contents
Preface Acknowledgments 1 Prologue: The Land and Early Inhabitants The Physical Setting Amargosa Valley's Singing Sand Dune The First Occupants 2 Early Exploration The Death Valley of the Forty-Niners In the Wake of the Forty-Niners 3 Early Settlers Cattle and Crops Longstreet: Legendary Settler 4 Life in the Amargosa Valley in the 1880s A Buckboard Journey Across the Amargosa The Frontier Home of Aaron and Rosie Winters The Discovery of Borax in Death Valley 5 The Railroads Come to the Amargosa Valley Clark Builds the LV&T Smith Builds the T&T 6 People and Places — The Early 1900s "Dad" Fairbanks Outlaw Country The Ash Meadows Clay Camps Life in Clay Camp 7 The Amargosa Valley in the 1930s-1950s Stops on the T&T Railroad The T&T Ranch—The Leeland Water and Land Company Ash Meadows During the 1930s-1950s Lathrop Wells, 1930-1950 Carrara and the Marble Quarry 8 Modern Development of the Amargosa Valley


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