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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 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 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>


== References ==
== References ==

Revision as of 07:01, 13 June 2015

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[1]

References

  1. Helen S. Carlson, "Nevada Place Names: A Geographical Dictionary", p. 179.