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(John Jacob Astor.)
(John Jacob Astor.)
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Astor was a stop on the [[Fernley and Lassen Railway]], between [[Zenobia]] and [[Easton]].  <ref>[http://www.railwaystationlists.co.uk/pdfusarr/nevadarrs.pdf  Nevada Railroads SL-171 Passenger Stations and Stops]</ref>  The name may refer to John Jacob Astor, an early fir trader.<ref>Helen S. Carlson, "[https://books.google.com/books?id=BixwbIM7ZvAC&lpg=PA179&ots=KQDtUke2wf&dq=Heslip%20nevada%20-brady&pg=PA134#v=onepage&q=Heslip&f=false Nevada Place Names: A Geographical Dictionary]", p. 179.</ref>
Astor was a stop on the [[Fernley and Lassen Railway]], between [[Zenobia]] and [[Easton]].  <ref>[http://www.railwaystationlists.co.uk/pdfusarr/nevadarrs.pdf  Nevada Railroads SL-171 Passenger Stations and Stops]</ref>  The name may refer to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Jacob_Astor John Jacob Astor]], an early fir trader, whose grandson, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Jacob_Astor_IV John Jacob Astor IV]], died on the Titanic in April, 1912 during the time the railway was being built<ref>Helen S. Carlson, "[https://books.google.com/books?id=BixwbIM7ZvAC&lpg=PA179&ots=KQDtUke2wf&dq=Heslip%20nevada%20-brady&pg=PA134#v=onepage&q=Heslip&f=false Nevada Place Names: A Geographical Dictionary]", p. 179.</ref>


The [[Astor Pass]] is nearby.
The [[Astor Pass]] is nearby.

Revision as of 06:59, 13 June 2015

Astor was a stop on the Fernley and Lassen Railway, between Zenobia and Easton. [1] The name may refer to [John Jacob Astor], an early fir trader, whose grandson, [John Jacob Astor IV], died on the Titanic in April, 1912 during the time the railway was being built[2]

The Astor Pass is nearby.

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