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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[1].

Basso states that the name was derived from biblical sources.[2]

WPRR 1910 Timetable showing Ascalon
October 1913 map showing Ascalon
c. 1914 map of the W.P.R.R. showing Ascalon


  1. Rufus Wood Leigh, "Nevada place names: their origin and significance", 1964
  2. Dave Basso, "Ghosts of Humboldt Region," p. 5, 1970.

External Resources

  • GNIS
    • 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"