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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."<ref>Myron Angel, David F. Myrick, "Reproduction of Thompson and West's History of Nevada, 1881," p. 565, (1881, 1958).</ref>

Bancroft (1890) lists Cane Spring as one of the towns and settlements in Humboldt County.<ref>Hubert Howe Bancroft, "History of Nevada, Colorado, Wyoming, 1540-1888," p. 264, 1890.</ref>.

The Amos Post Office was in operation from Jan 1889 - Apr 1890 & Mar 1898 - Dec 1926.<ref>Gamett, James, and Paher, Stanley W. Nevada Post Offices. Las Vegas: Nevada Publications, 1983, 176 pp. Discusses historical background of Nevada post offices.</ref>

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

References

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  • 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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