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The Bonham Ranch is located on the west side of the [[Smoke Creek Desert]] within the [[Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe | Pyramid Lake Paiute Reservation]], so day use permits are required.  [[Sand Pass]] is to the south, [[Laird Spring]] is to the north.
The Bonham Ranch is located on the west side of the [[Smoke Creek Desert]] within the [[Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe | Pyramid Lake Paiute Reservation]], so day use permits are required.  [[Sand Pass]] is to the south, [[Laird Spring]] is to the north.


The ranch was owned by the Bonham family starting in 1887.<ref name="NevadaTheSilverState>[https://books.google.com/books?ei=ydt0VaaMKpeKoQS7l4E4&id=f9gjAQAAIAAJ&dq=nevada%2C+the+silver+state+-+volume+2&focus=searchwithinvolume&q=Bonham Nevada: The Silver State]," vol. 2, p. 859, Western States Historical Publishers, 1970.  Includes picture of the ranch on p. 858.</ref>
Rolland Bonham (d. 1952) operated stage stops in the area: [[Twenty Mile House]], [[Sheepshead | Sheep's Head Station]], [[Round Hole | Round Hole Station]].  He bought the Round Hole Station and established a cattle operation.<ref name="NevadaTheSilverState"/>
Florence Drew was a telegraph operator at [[Sand Pass]] and married Rolland Bonham.  In 1970, their son, Jack F. Bonham (b. 1922), was reported as living at the ranch.
== References ==
== References ==
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* John C. Evanoff, "[http://visitreno.com/evanoff/feb-07.php Deep Hole and Sand Pass]," February, 2007. Bonham Ranch was a stage stop.
* John C. Evanoff, "[http://visitreno.com/evanoff/feb-07.php Deep Hole and Sand Pass]," February, 2007. Bonham Ranch was a stage stop.
* [http://museums.nevadaculture.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=477&Itemid=462 Nevada Historical Society Photography Collection], Photos: WA05913 "Bonham Ranch".
* [http://museums.nevadaculture.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=477&Itemid=462 Nevada Historical Society Photography Collection], Photos: WA05913 "Bonham Ranch".
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* [[Sheepshead]] 20 miles north of [[Sand Pass]]
* [[Sheepshead]] 20 miles north of [[Sand Pass]]
** [http://distantcousin.com/Directories/NV/Reno/1920/Pages.asp?Page=234 Reno, Washoe Cty, Nevada 1920-21 City Directory Page 234] Lists Bonham Bros. and Bonham, Maud (milliner) along with others.
** [http://distantcousin.com/Directories/NV/Reno/1920/Pages.asp?Page=234 Reno, Washoe Cty, Nevada 1920-21 City Directory Page 234] Lists Bonham Bros. and Bonham, Maud (milliner) along with others.


* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=123373798 John Francis Bonham] (Find-a-grave) b. 1839, d. 1895.  Includes obit.
* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=123373798 John Francis Bonham] (Find-a-grave) b. 1839, d. 1895.  Includes obit.

Revision as of 01:32, 8 June 2015

The Bonham Ranch is located on the west side of the Smoke Creek Desert within the Pyramid Lake Paiute Reservation, so day use permits are required. Sand Pass is to the south, Laird Spring is to the north.

The ranch was owned by the Bonham family starting in 1887.[1]

Rolland Bonham (d. 1952) operated stage stops in the area: Twenty Mile House, Sheep's Head Station, Round Hole Station. He bought the Round Hole Station and established a cattle operation.[1]

Florence Drew was a telegraph operator at Sand Pass and married Rolland Bonham. In 1970, their son, Jack F. Bonham (b. 1922), was reported as living at the ranch.


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Nevada: The Silver State," vol. 2, p. 859, Western States Historical Publishers, 1970. Includes picture of the ranch on p. 858.