Blue Wing Flat

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Blue Wing Flat is a playa located south of Trego. There is some confusion about the name as there is also a small, unnamed playa to the west of the Blue Wing Mountains. This unnamed playa is not Blue Wing Flat. Blue Wing Flat is also known as Adobe Flat.

Carlson states that Adobe Flat is west of the Trinity Range. Adobe Flat is at the north end of Granite Springs Valley.

Bancroft (1890) lists Adobe as one of the towns and settlements in Humboldt County (Humboldt County was later divided in to two portions, with the southern portion becoming Pershing County.)[1] However, Basso states that Adobe was near the Humboldt River at the Thackers Ranch.[2]

References

  1. Hubert Howe Bancroft, "History of Nevada, Colorado, Wyoming, 1540-1888," p. 264, 1890.
  2. Basso, Dave. Ghosts of the Humboldt Region, A Glimpse into Pershing County's Past. Sparks, Nevada: Western Printing and Publishing Company, 1845 Prater Way, Sparks, p. 1, 1970.

External Resources

  • Blue Wing Flat (GNIS)
    • The correspondence section has a 1983 letter Eugene Faust at UNR about Blue Wing, Little Negro Creek, Dry Canyon and Little Indian Creek.
    • "Description: In Granite Springs Valley, S of the Blue Wing Mountains and 40.2 km (25 mi) W of Lovelock; 401825N1185730w[N end], 401116N1185615W[S end].:
    • "Citation: U.S. Board on Geographic Names. Geographic Names Post Phase I Board/Staff Revisions. 01-Jan-2000. Board decisions referenced after Phase I data compilation or staff researched non-controversial names."
    • "Entry Date: 01-Jul-1989"
    • Alternate name: "Bluewing Flat": "Citation: U.S. Board on Geographic Names. Geographic Names Post Phase I Board/Staff Revisions. 01-Jan-2000. Board decisions referenced after Phase I data compilation or staff researched non-controversial names."
    • Alternate name: "Adobe Flat": "Citation: U.S. Board on Geographic Names. Geographic Names Post Phase I Board/Staff Revisions. 01-Jan-2000. Board decisions referenced after Phase I data compilation or staff researched non-controversial names."
  • "Decisions on geographic names in the United States," 1981-83.]"Blue Wing Flat: flat, 13.7 km (8.5 mi.) long, 5.6 km (3.5 mi.) wide, in Granite Springs Valley, S of the Bluewing Mountains and 40.2 km (25 mi.) W of Lovelock, Pershing Co., Nev.; Tps. 27 and 28 N, R 27 E, Mount Diablo Mer.; 40°l8'25" N, 118'57'30" W (N end), 40'11'10" u, 118'56'15" (s end). Not: Adobe Flat, Bluewing Flat."

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