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Amos is a historical populated place near the junction of 140 and U.S. 95.

Thompson and West (1881) state that the following happened in 1865: "On the fifteenth of April succeeding the events narrated, four parties succeeded in surprising a camp of Indians near Kane Springs. They charged in among the redskins, dealing death right and left, and brought away with them eighteen scalps as trophies of their work."[1]

Bancroft (1890) lists Cane Spring as one of the towns and settlements in Humboldt County.[2].

The Amos Post Office was in operation from Jan 1889 - Apr 1890 & Mar 1898 - Dec 1926.[3]

See Amos 1914 Pump Station Nevada for a discussion about an envelope with a Amos, Nevada cancellation.


  1. Myron Angel, David F. Myrick, "Reproduction of Thompson and West's History of Nevada, 1881," p. 565, (1881, 1958).
  2. Hubert Howe Bancroft, "History of Nevada, Colorado, Wyoming, 1540-1888," p. 264, 1890.
  3. Gamett, James, and Paher, Stanley W. Nevada Post Offices. Las Vegas: Nevada Publications, 1983, 176 pp. Discusses historical background of Nevada post offices.
  • GNIS Amos
    • Variant: Kane Springs. Citation: "Bragg, Allen C. 'Humboldt County 1905' Winnemucca, Nevada: Humboldt Printers, 1976, 150 pp. A series of articles on the people and places of Humboldt County."
    • Variant: Cane Springs Station. Citation: "U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, 1:250,000-scale topographic maps; various edition dates. Represents new or changed names from published editions. Map name and year of publication follow (if known):"
    • Variant: Cane Spring. Citation: "Malone, G. W. 'Map Showing Recreation Grounds and Game Refuges, State of Nevada' Carson City: Nevada State Fish and Game Commission, 1 inch=21 miles, 1933. Map showing the older game refuges and recreation lands in the state."
  • GNIS Amos Post Office

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