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Ascalon is a Railroad siding between Gerlach and Trego.
Leigh states that Ascalon is the name of an city in Israel, see Wikipedia.
Basso states that the name was derived from biblical sources.
- Variant: Ashkelon. Citation: "Leigh, Rufus Wood. 'Nevada Place Names,' Salt Lake City: Deseret News Press, 1964, 149 pp. Gives historical background on place names in Nevada. p27"