Massacre Ranch

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Massacre Ranch is located south of Highway 8A in the Sheldon - Hart Mountain National Wildlife Refuge.

Carlson states that forty settlers were killed there [1] [2][3] [4], though Helfrich (1971) [5] and a later study brings doubt to whether a massacre occurred there.[6]

References

  1. Helen S. Carlson, "Nevada Place Names: A Geographical Dictionary," p. 164. Carlson cites "Nev. Guide, p. 216; OPN p. 68." Nev Guide is "Nevada: A Guide to the Silver State, Federal Writer's Project, W. P. A. Portland, 1940." OPN is "Origin of Place Names: Nevada. Federal Writers' Project, W. P. A Reno, 1941"
  2. "A Guide to the Silver State," Federal Writer's Project, W. P. A. Portland, 1940. Description of the event.
  3. "Origin of Place Names: Nevada," Federal Writers' Project, W. P. A Reno, 1941.
  4. OPN cites: Effie Mona Mac, "Nevada: History of the State from the Earliest Times through the Civil War," 1936.
  5. Devere Helfrich, "The Applegate Trail," Klamath Historical Society, p. 57, 1971. Includes undated photo of the rocks.
  6. Thomas N. Layton, "Massacre! What Massacre? An inquiry into the Massacre of 1850," p 241-251, Nevada Historical Society Quarterly, Winter 1977.

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