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* [http://geonames.usgs.gov/apex/f?p=gnispq:3:::NO::P3_FID:846163 GNIS] (historical)
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** Citation: "County Base Map Series, Nevada Department of Transportation, historic (1930's). WA2/1937"
** Citation: "[https://www.nevadadot.com/uploadedFiles/NDOT/Traveler_Info/Maps/washoecounty1937_002.pdf County Base Map Series, Nevada Department of Transportation, historic (1930's). WA2/1937]"


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Revision as of 05:53, 2 January 2016

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 fur trader, whose grandson, John Jacob Astor IV, died on the Titanic in April, 1912 during the time the railway was being built.[2] However, a 1907 map shows Astor Pass, so the connection to the grandson's death is unlikely.[3]

The Astor Pass is nearby.

References

  1. Nevada Railroads SL-171 Passenger Stations and Stops
  2. Helen S. Carlson, "Nevada Place Names: A Geographical Dictionary", p. 42.
  3. "Nevada And The Southeastern Portion Of California," Third Edition, The Clason Map Company, Denver, Colorado, 1907. Shows Antelope Range.

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