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The Astor Pass is located northwest of [[Pyramid Lake]] between the lake and [[Sand Pass]] on [[Highway 445]].  [[Astor]] a station on the [[Fernley and Lassen Railway]] is nearby.
The Astor Pass is located northwest of [[Pyramid Lake]] between the lake and [[Sand Pass]] on [[Highway 445]].  [[Astor]] a station on the [[Fernley and Lassen Railway]] is nearby.


The name may refer to [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Jacob_Astor John Jacob Astor], an early fur 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 name may refer to [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Jacob_Astor John Jacob Astor], an early fur 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.  However, 1885 and 1907 maps shows the name Astor for the area.<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><ref>Israel Cook Russell, "[https://archive.org/details/geologicalhisto00russgoog Geological History of Lake Lahontan: A Quaternary Lake of Northwestern Nevada]," 1885.</ref><ref>"[http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~215434~5505341:Nevada-And-The-Southeastern-Of-Cali Nevada And The Southeastern Portion Of California]," Third Edition, The Clason Map Company, Denver, Colorado, 1907. Shows Astor Pass.</ref>
 
Fossils have been found in the area.<ref>John C. Merriam, "[https://books.google.com/books?id=gBMiAQAAMAAJ&dq=Astor%20Pass%2C%20nevada&pg=PA378-IA1#v=onepage&q=Astor%20Pass,%20nevada&f=false An Occurrence of Mammalian Remains in a Pleistocene Lake Deposit at Astor Pass Near Pyramid Lake, Nevada]," Bulletin of the Department of Geology, Vol. 8 No. 21 pp. 377-384, University of California, February 25 1915.</ref>
 
[[Image:PyramidAndWinnemuccaLakesMapRussell1885.jpg|thumb|Pyramid and Winnemucca Lakes, showing Astor Pass (Russell 1885).]]


== References ==
== References ==
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* [http://geonames.usgs.gov/apex/f?p=gnispq:3:::NO::P3_FID:847150 GNIS]
* [https://edits.nationalmap.gov/apps/gaz-domestic/public/summary/847150 GNIS]
** Also know as Fish Springs Pass.  Citation: "Original township survey plats, published in the 1800's. 1884"
** Also know as Fish Springs Pass.  Citation: "Original township survey plats, published in the 1800's. 1884"
*** [http://contentdm.library.unr.edu/cdm/ref/collection/hmaps/id/1290 Plat Maps for Range 19 East (R20E) T27N 1884] shows Fish Springs Pass.
*** [http://contentdm.library.unr.edu/cdm/ref/collection/hmaps/id/1290 Plat Maps for Range 19 East (R20E) T27N 1888] shows Astor Pass.
* [http://contentdm.library.unr.edu/u?/hmaps,1593 Granite Range (1894, Rp. 1923)] (UNR) shows the Astor Pass.
* [http://contentdm.library.unr.edu/u?/hmaps,1593 Granite Range (1894, Rp. 1923)] (UNR) shows the Astor Pass.
* "[http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~215434~5505341:Nevada-And-The-Southeastern-Of-Cali Nevada And The Southeastern Portion Of California]," Third Edition, The Clason Map Company, Denver, Colorado, 1907. Shows Astor Pass.
* Astor Pass is at N40.1955° W119.7938°, which is S22 T27N R19E
** [http://contentdm.library.unr.edu/cdm/ref/collection/hmaps/id/1226 Plat Maps for Range 19 East (R19E) T27N 1883] shows nothing.


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[[Category:Pyramid Lake]]
[[Category:Pyramid Lake]]

Latest revision as of 20:34, 28 December 2021

The Astor Pass is located northwest of Pyramid Lake between the lake and Sand Pass on Highway 445. Astor a station on the Fernley and Lassen Railway is nearby.

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. However, 1885 and 1907 maps shows the name Astor for the area.[1][2][3]

Fossils have been found in the area.[4]

Pyramid and Winnemucca Lakes, showing Astor Pass (Russell 1885).

References

  1. Helen S. Carlson, "Nevada Place Names: A Geographical Dictionary", p. 179.
  2. Israel Cook Russell, "Geological History of Lake Lahontan: A Quaternary Lake of Northwestern Nevada," 1885.
  3. "Nevada And The Southeastern Portion Of California," Third Edition, The Clason Map Company, Denver, Colorado, 1907. Shows Astor Pass.
  4. John C. Merriam, "An Occurrence of Mammalian Remains in a Pleistocene Lake Deposit at Astor Pass Near Pyramid Lake, Nevada," Bulletin of the Department of Geology, Vol. 8 No. 21 pp. 377-384, University of California, February 25 1915.