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The Granite Creek Ranch is located on Highway 34, about 5 miles from [[Gerlach]](Wheeler) at the mouth of [[Bowen Canyon]].  At one time, Granite Creek Ranch was known as Granite Creek Station and [[Camp McKee]]. Granite Creek Station was established in 1864.  In March, 1865, an Indian and three whites were murdered at Granite Creek Station.  Litch abandoned the station in 1867.
The Granite Creek Ranch is located on Highway 34, about 5 miles from [[Gerlach]](Wheeler) at the mouth of [[Bowen Canyon]].  At one time, Granite Creek Ranch was known as Granite Creek Station and [[Camp McKee]]. Granite Creek Station was established in 1864.  In March, 1865, an Indian and three whites were murdered at Granite Creek Station.  Litch abandoned the station in 1867.


(Note that the [[Valley of the Mud Lakes]] 1855 map from the 1854 expedition of [[Edward Griffin Beckwith]] has a "Granite Creek" east side of the Black Rock Desert.  Today, this is known as "Granite Springs Wash"<ref>[http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=gnispq:3:::NO::P3_FID: Granite Springs Wash]," GNIS.  Alternative name: Granite Creek Wash, source: "County Base Map Series, Nevada Department of Transportation, historic (1930's). PE1/1937".</ref>)
(Note that the [[Valley of the Mud Lakes]] 1855 map from the 1854 expedition of [[Edward Griffin Beckwith]] has a "Granite Creek" east side of the Black Rock Desert.  Today, this is known as "Granite Springs Wash"<ref>[https://edits.nationalmap.gov/apps/gaz-domestic/public/summary/ Granite Springs Wash]," GNIS.  Alternative name: Granite Creek Wash, source: "County Base Map Series, Nevada Department of Transportation, historic (1930's). PE1/1937".</ref>)


Bancroft (1890) lists Granite Creek as one of the towns and settlements in Humboldt County.<ref>Hubert Howe Bancroft, "[https://hdl.handle.net/2027/aeu.ark:/13960/t2697nh5z?urlappend=%3Bseq=307 History of Nevada, Colorado, Wyoming, 1540-1888]," p. 264, 1890.</ref>
Bancroft (1890) lists Granite Creek as one of the towns and settlements in Humboldt County.<ref>Hubert Howe Bancroft, "[https://hdl.handle.net/2027/aeu.ark:/13960/t2697nh5z?urlappend=%3Bseq=307 History of Nevada, Colorado, Wyoming, 1540-1888]," p. 264, 1890.</ref>
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=== External Resources ===
=== External Resources ===
* GNIS: [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=gnispq:3:::NO::P3_FID:846116 Old Granite Creek Station (historical)] [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gazpublic/getgooglemap?p_lat=40.7126789&p_longi=-119.3376862&fid=846116 Map]
* GNIS: [https://edits.nationalmap.gov/apps/gaz-domestic/public/summary/846116 Old Granite Creek Station (historical)] [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gazpublic/getgooglemap?p_lat=40.7126789&p_longi=-119.3376862&fid=846116 Map]
** Citation: "Original township survey plats, published in the 1800's. 1895"
** Citation: "Original township survey plats, published in the 1800's. 1895"
** Alternate: Camp McKee, "'Nevada': 1881, scale 1 inch=24 miles. A photocopy with no additional information available, Nevada Historical Society document."
** Alternate: Camp McKee, "'Nevada': 1881, scale 1 inch=24 miles. A photocopy with no additional information available, Nevada Historical Society document."
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** Granite Creek: A mining district named by [[James Raser]] and James D. Murray.  The name was changed to [[Donnelly District]] in August 1902. (DM)
** Granite Creek: A mining district named by [[James Raser]] and James D. Murray.  The name was changed to [[Donnelly District]] in August 1902. (DM)
* Myron Angel, David F. Myrick, "[http://hdl.handle.net/2027/uc1.32106000657830?urlappend=%3Bseq=274 Reproduction of Thompson and West's History of Nevada, 1881,]" (1881, 1958) p. 170.  George Thayer and Lucius Arcularius killed.  Also, a report of Captain Wells killing 32 Indians at Mud Lake [[Winnemucca Lake]] on the same day (March 14).
* Myron Angel, David F. Myrick, "[http://hdl.handle.net/2027/uc1.32106000657830?urlappend=%3Bseq=274 Reproduction of Thompson and West's History of Nevada, 1881,]" (1881, 1958) p. 170.  George Thayer and Lucius Arcularius killed.  Also, a report of Captain Wells killing 32 Indians at Mud Lake [[Winnemucca Lake]] on the same day (March 14).
** [http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/ORKLAMAT/2005-04/1112863339 Pioneer Reminisces,]" Surprise Valley Record, Cedarville, July 25, 1928. "In the spring of ’65, George Thayer brought mail into Surprise, charging $1.00 for each letter and 50 cents for a paper. Later Thayer was killed by Indians at Express Springs, located between Tule Dad Canyon and [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=gnispq:3:::NO::P3_FID:847195 Painter Flat]." Note that "Tule Dad Canyon is probably known today as [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=gnispq:3:::NO::P3_FID:857304 Tuledad Valley].  Express Spring is located in California, just over the Nevada line (near Buckhorn?)
** [http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/ORKLAMAT/2005-04/1112863339 Pioneer Reminisces,]" Surprise Valley Record, Cedarville, July 25, 1928. "In the spring of ’65, George Thayer brought mail into Surprise, charging $1.00 for each letter and 50 cents for a paper. Later Thayer was killed by Indians at Express Springs, located between Tule Dad Canyon and [https://edits.nationalmap.gov/apps/gaz-domestic/public/summary/847195 Painter Flat]." Note that "Tule Dad Canyon is probably known today as [https://edits.nationalmap.gov/apps/gaz-domestic/public/summary/857304 Tuledad Valley].  Express Spring is located in California, just over the Nevada line (near Buckhorn?)
** F. S. Cook, [http://books.google.com/books?id=xvs8AAAAIAAJ History of Modoc County,]" Thayer was murdered and scalped on the Madeline Plains.  [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=gnispq:3:::NO::P3_FID:227905 Madeline Plains, CA] is near Tuledad valley
** F. S. Cook, [http://books.google.com/books?id=xvs8AAAAIAAJ History of Modoc County,]" Thayer was murdered and scalped on the Madeline Plains.  [https://edits.nationalmap.gov/apps/gaz-domestic/public/summary/227905 Madeline Plains, CA] is near Tuledad valley
* Asa Merrill Fairfield, "[http://books.google.com/books?id=NRcVAAAAYAAJ&lpg=PA368&ots=P_NKd6mJzu&dq=%22Lucius%20Arcularius%22&pg=PA368#v=onepage&q=%22Lucius%20Arcularius%22&f=false Fairfield's Pioneer History of Lassen County, California.]" (1916)
* Asa Merrill Fairfield, "[http://books.google.com/books?id=NRcVAAAAYAAJ&lpg=PA368&ots=P_NKd6mJzu&dq=%22Lucius%20Arcularius%22&pg=PA368#v=onepage&q=%22Lucius%20Arcularius%22&f=false Fairfield's Pioneer History of Lassen County, California.]" (1916)
** p. 368.  "The Murder of Lucius Arcularius"
** p. 368.  "The Murder of Lucius Arcularius"

Latest revision as of 21:05, 28 December 2021

The Granite Creek Ranch is located on Highway 34, about 5 miles from Gerlach(Wheeler) at the mouth of Bowen Canyon. At one time, Granite Creek Ranch was known as Granite Creek Station and Camp McKee. Granite Creek Station was established in 1864. In March, 1865, an Indian and three whites were murdered at Granite Creek Station. Litch abandoned the station in 1867.

(Note that the Valley of the Mud Lakes 1855 map from the 1854 expedition of Edward Griffin Beckwith has a "Granite Creek" east side of the Black Rock Desert. Today, this is known as "Granite Springs Wash"[1])

Bancroft (1890) lists Granite Creek as one of the towns and settlements in Humboldt County.[2]

In 1913, N. C. Bowen had Granite Cove Creek examined for water rights.[3]

References

  1. Granite Springs Wash," GNIS. Alternative name: Granite Creek Wash, source: "County Base Map Series, Nevada Department of Transportation, historic (1930's). PE1/1937".
  2. Hubert Howe Bancroft, "History of Nevada, Colorado, Wyoming, 1540-1888," p. 264, 1890.
  3. Appendix to Journals of Senate and Assembly ... of the Legislature, Volume 27, Part 1, p. 31, 1915.

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