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** [http://contentdm.library.unr.edu/cdm/ref/collection/hmaps/id/1226 Plat Maps for Range 19 East (R19E) T27N 1883] shows nothing.
** [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]]

Revision as of 02:28, 2 January 2016

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, 1888 and 1907 maps shows the name Astor for the area.[1][2]

Fossils have been found in the area.[3]

References

  1. Helen S. Carlson, "Nevada Place Names: A Geographical Dictionary", p. 179.
  2. "Nevada And The Southeastern Portion Of California," Third Edition, The Clason Map Company, Denver, Colorado, 1907. Shows Astor Pass.
  3. 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.