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[[Image:USGS Historical Photographs - (surveying the) Desert Area near Jungo Nevada 1931.jpg|thumb|400px|right|(surveying the) Desert Area near Jungo Nevada 1931]]
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In 1888, it was reported that Jungo Point was a stage stop on a mail route between Winnemucca and "Denio's".<ref>"[http://newspaperarchive.com/profile/christopher-brooks/clipnumber/24062/ Beevities - Local and General Intelligence]," Reno Evening Gazette, 1888-07-19, p. 3.</ref>
In 1888, it was reported that Jungo Point was a stage stop on a mail route between Winnemucca and "Denio's".<ref>"[https://newspaperarchive.com/other-articles-clipping-jul-19-1888-24062/ Beevities - Local and General Intelligence]," Reno Evening Gazette, July 19, 1888, p. 3.</ref>


The town of Jungo is said to be named for Jungo Point, which is a survey peak located 11 miles from Jungo.<ref>Helen S. Carlson, "[http://books.google.com/books?id=BixwbIM7ZvAC&lpg=PA147&ots=KPIu0jc_qe&dq=jungo%20nevada%20hoover&pg=PA147#v=onepage&q=jungo%20nevada%20hoover&f=false Nevada Place Names,]" p. 147.</ref>
The town of Jungo is said to be named for Jungo Point, which is a survey peak located 11 miles from Jungo.<ref>Helen S. Carlson, "[https://www.google.com/books/edition/Nevada_Place_Names/7GyVDwAAQBAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&bsq=jungo Nevada Place Names,]" p. 147.</ref>


Jungo, located between [[Sulphur]] and Winnemucca, is the site of a former town.  Jungo started in 1910 as a station to the [[Railroad | Western Pacific Railroad]].  The post office opened on January 31, 1911 and closed on May 31, 1952.  
Jungo, located between [[Sulphur]] and Winnemucca, is the site of a former town.  Jungo started in 1910 as a station to the [[Railroad | Western Pacific Railroad]].  The post office opened on January 31, 1911 and closed on May 31, 1952.  
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Jungo Road (aka [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nevada_State_Route_49 Nevada State Route 49] is the road from Winnemucca to Gerlach.  Apparently, this road is also known as Nevada Road #2048 (?).  Near the Black Rock Desert playa, it is known as "The High Road.".  From its western terminus between Gerlach and Empire, it passes near [[Frog (Garrett Ranch) Springs]], [[Trego]], [[Sulphur]] and Jungo, before terminating at Winnemucca.
Jungo Road (aka [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nevada_State_Route_49 Nevada State Route 49] is the road from Winnemucca to Gerlach.  Apparently, this road is also known as Nevada Road #2048 (?).  Near the Black Rock Desert playa, it is known as "The High Road.".  From its western terminus between Gerlach and Empire, it passes near [[Frog (Garrett Ranch) Springs]], [[Trego]], [[Sulphur]] and Jungo, before terminating at Winnemucca.


In 2012, [http://jungoland.com/ Recology] obtained a permit for a [http://ndep.nv.gov/bwm/jungo.htm dump near Jungo].  The permit was [http://www.sec.nv.gov/main/jungo_landfill.htm appealed in May, 2012] and Recology won the appeal
In 2012, Recology obtained a permit for a [http://ndep.nv.gov/bwm/jungo.htm dump near Jungo].  The permit was [http://www.sec.nv.gov/main/jungo_landfill.htm appealed in May, 2012] and Recology won the appeal.<ref>"[https://web.archive.org/web/20160306033317/http://jungoland.com/ Jungo Disposal Site]," jungoland.com, dead link, see [https://web.archive.org/web/20160306033317/http://jungoland.com/ archive.org, March 3, 2016].</ref>  In December 2016, the proposal expired.<ref>"[https://nolandfill.wordpress.com/ Adios Recology... And good riddance!]," nolandfill.wordpress.com, December 7, 2016.</ref>


== Jungo Road ==
== Jungo Road ==
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== Historical References ==
== Historical References ==
(In chronological order)


* The Weekly Gazette and Stockman, "[http://www.newspapers.com/image/7359227/?terms=Jungo Humboldt Items - Rich Strike - Stock Doing Well, and a criminal case]," February 20, 1890. "The mining experts who went out to Jungo say there are very few dead cattle and a great many live ones on the Jackson Creek desert.  The cattle look well and there are lakes of water miles from the hills, they now range and get good feed where they cannot in the summer."
* "[https://www.newspapers.com/clip/93804517/rich-strike-stock-doing-well-and-a-cr/ Humboldt Items - Rich Strike - Stock Doing Well, and a criminal case]," The Weekly Gazette and Stockman, February 20, 1890. "The mining experts who went out to Jungo say there are very few dead cattle and a great many live ones on the Jackson Creek desert.  The cattle look well and there are lakes of water miles from the hills, they now range and get good feed where they cannot in the summer."
 
* "[https://researchworks.oclc.org/archivegrid/data/71130146 Norton family correspondence, 1902-1936]," Nevada Historical Society, Residents of Jungo.
 
* "[https://www.proquest.com/docview/574284115/95E9FDD058994AA2PQ New Camp In Nevada: Haystack Is Name of Embryo Mining Town Near Jungo], (proquest paywall), SF Chronicle, June 22, 1914, p. 15.


* [http://www.google.com/patents/US1185044 Patent #1184044, WHEEL RIM. APPLICATION,]", 1915, George B. Austin, Jungo.
* [http://www.google.com/patents/US1185044 Patent #1184044, WHEEL RIM. APPLICATION,]", 1915, George B. Austin, Jungo.


* Nevada Historical Society, "[http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/data/71130146 Norton family correspondence, 1902-1936,]" Residents of Jungo.
* "[https://www.proquest.com/docview/366189148/95E9FDD058994AA2PQ/ Big Copper Deposits Discovered in Nevada," (proquest paywall), SF Chronicle, August 7, 1916, p. 13.


* Reno Gazette Journal, "[https://www.newspapers.com/image/147082778/?terms=%22Butler%22 Mexican Prisoner Shoots Constable]," November 29, 1920.  [[Gerlach Constable]] Scott Butler shot in the leg on a train after arresting Manuel Hernandez at Jungo.
* "[https://www.newspapers.com/clip/93804680/mexican-prisoner-shoots-constable/ Mexican Prisoner Shoots Constable]," Reno Gazette Journal, November 29, 1920.  [[Gerlach Constable]] Scott Butler shot in the leg on a train after arresting Manuel Hernandez at Jungo.


* [https://archive.org/stream/14thcensusofpopu1004unit#page/n712/mode/1up 1920 Census, Jungo]
* [https://archive.org/stream/14thcensusofpopu1004unit#page/n712/mode/1up 1920 Census, Jungo]


* Time Magazine, "[http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,756587-1,00.html Jungo's Jumbo]," Aug. 31, 1936
* "[https://time.com/vault/issue/1936-08-31/page/49/ Jungo's Jumbo]," Time Magazine, Aug. 31, 1936, No. 9, p.43.


* The New York Times, "[http://search.proquest.com/docview/101817061 GROCER MILLING GOLD FROM HIS OWN MINE: San Francisco Paper Reports $500 a Day Output at Jungo, Nev. -- Hoover a Visitor]", August 18, 1936.
* "[http://search.proquest.com/docview/101817061 GROCER MILLING GOLD FROM HIS OWN MINE: San Francisco Paper Reports $500 a Day Output at Jungo, Nev. -- Hoover a Visitor]" (proquest.com, paywall), August 18, 1936, [https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1936/08/18/87976725.html?pageNumber=19 nytimes.com, paywall].


* Berkeley Daily Gazette, "[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1970&dat=19360829&id=PZcoAAAAIBAJ&sjid=IgYGAAAAIBAJ&pg=1708,5307946 Epochal Gold Rush Expected at Jungo]," August 29, 1936
* "[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1970&dat=19360829&id=PZcoAAAAIBAJ&sjid=IgYGAAAAIBAJ&pg=1708,5307946 Epochal Gold Rush Expected at Jungo]," Berkeley Daily Gazette, August 29, 1936


* The New York Times, "[http://search.proquest.com/docview/101769267 A Dream of Gold Comes True,]" September 13, 1936. Includes images.
*"[http://search.proquest.com/docview/101769267 A Dream of Gold Comes True,]" (proquest paywall), New York Times, September 13, 1936. Includes images, [https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1936/09/13/issue.html NY Times Paywall, page 134] includes photos.


* The New York Times, "[http://search.proquest.com/docview/101689961 SUES OVER JUMBO MINE: Lender of $50 to Aid Gold Project Asks Third of '$50,000,000' Claim,]" November 5, 1936.
* "[https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1936/11/05/93531745.html?pageNumber=49 SUES OVER JUMBO MINE; Lender of $50 to Aid Gold Project Asks Third of '$50,000,000' Claim]," New York Times (paywalled), November 5, 1936.  


* Time Life Magazine, "[http://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/browse/Jungo?f.media_type=photo&q.2=%2Fm%2F09c7w0&q.8129907598665562501=1000&q.openId=media_type&v.filter=items&hl=en photos of Jumbo Gold Mine-Jungo Nevada-Summer Geo. Austin And Family-Owners 1936]." 195 photos of Jungo in 1936. '''Excellent photos'''
* "[http://content.time.com/time/subscriber/article/0,33009,848785,00.html Jumbo Optioned]," Time, June 07, 1937.


* Helen S. Carlson, "[http://books.google.com/books?id=BixwbIM7ZvAC&lpg=PA147&ots=KPIu0jc_qe&dq=jungo%20nevada%20hoover&pg=PA147#v=onepage&q=jungo%20nevada%20hoover&f=false Nevada Place Names,]" p. 147.  The Jungo post office operated from January 31, 1911 until May 31, 1952.
* Helen S. Carlson, "[https://www.google.com/books/edition/Nevada_Place_Names/7GyVDwAAQBAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&bsq=jungo Nevada Place Names,]" p. 147.  The Jungo post office operated from January 31, 1911 until May 31, 1952.


* [http://humboldtmuseum.org/mini-tour/item/9-portraits-paintings-maps/53-jungo-hotel Painting of the Jungo Hotel by McCoy] (Humboldt Museum)
* [http://humboldtmuseum.org/mini-tour/item/9-portraits-paintings-maps/53-jungo-hotel Painting of the Jungo Hotel by McCoy] (Humboldt Museum)
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* [http://www.nytstore.com/ProdDetail.aspx?prodId=1585 Jungo Hotel] (nytstore.com) Dead link as of 01-Dec-2013, which is a possible source of a 1930s Jungo Hotel picture.  See [https://web.archive.org/web/20060323160226/http://www.nytstore.com/ProdDetail.aspx?prodId=1585 archive.org].
* [http://www.nytstore.com/ProdDetail.aspx?prodId=1585 Jungo Hotel] (nytstore.com) Dead link as of 01-Dec-2013, which is a possible source of a 1930s Jungo Hotel picture.  See [https://web.archive.org/web/20060323160226/http://www.nytstore.com/ProdDetail.aspx?prodId=1585 archive.org].
* [https://unrspecoll.pastperfectonline.com/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&search_criteria=jungo& UNR Jungo photos] (descriptions only)


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Latest revision as of 17:37, 30 January 2022

(surveying the) Desert Area near Jungo Nevada 1931

In 1888, it was reported that Jungo Point was a stage stop on a mail route between Winnemucca and "Denio's".[1]

The town of Jungo is said to be named for Jungo Point, which is a survey peak located 11 miles from Jungo.[2]

Jungo, located between Sulphur and Winnemucca, is the site of a former town. Jungo started in 1910 as a station to the Western Pacific Railroad. The post office opened on January 31, 1911 and closed on May 31, 1952.

The 1914-1915 WPRR Descriptive Time Table stated: "These are the Jungo flats, a basin fifty mile in area, as level and as bare as a deal table. From Jungo many sheep and cattle are annually shipped. Westward from Jungo Is the barrier Antelope Range, over which the train climbs. The gravelly and greasy shale formations of the ascent indicate oil, and oil is being found in paying quantities."[3]

George B. Austin lived in Jungo for many years. In 1936, Austin bought the Jumbo Mine, which was located 36 miles to the north. Former President Herbert Hoover visited the mine and pronounced that the mine was worth holding on to. George Austin offered to pay for that advice and was told by Mr. Hoover "That kind of advice is free."

Jungo was the shipping point for the Iron King Mine, located in the Jackson Range[4].

Jungo Road (aka Nevada State Route 49 is the road from Winnemucca to Gerlach. Apparently, this road is also known as Nevada Road #2048 (?). Near the Black Rock Desert playa, it is known as "The High Road.". From its western terminus between Gerlach and Empire, it passes near Frog (Garrett Ranch) Springs, Trego, Sulphur and Jungo, before terminating at Winnemucca.

In 2012, Recology obtained a permit for a dump near Jungo. The permit was appealed in May, 2012 and Recology won the appeal.[5] In December 2016, the proposal expired.[6]

Jungo Road

References

  1. "Beevities - Local and General Intelligence," Reno Evening Gazette, July 19, 1888, p. 3.
  2. Helen S. Carlson, "Nevada Place Names," p. 147.
  3. "Descriptive Time Tables, Denver and Rio Grande - Western Pacific, Winter 1914-1915."
  4. Ronald Willden, "General Geology of the Jackson Mountains Humboldt County, Nevada," Geological Survey Bulletin 1141-D, U.S. Dept. of the Interior, 1963
  5. "Jungo Disposal Site," jungoland.com, dead link, see archive.org, March 3, 2016.
  6. "Adios Recology... And good riddance!," nolandfill.wordpress.com, December 7, 2016.

Resources

Historical References

(In chronological order)

  • "Humboldt Items - Rich Strike - Stock Doing Well, and a criminal case," The Weekly Gazette and Stockman, February 20, 1890. "The mining experts who went out to Jungo say there are very few dead cattle and a great many live ones on the Jackson Creek desert. The cattle look well and there are lakes of water miles from the hills, they now range and get good feed where they cannot in the summer."
  • Helen S. Carlson, "Nevada Place Names," p. 147. The Jungo post office operated from January 31, 1911 until May 31, 1952.
  • Trego, Robert, "Black Rock Desert Roads," Nevada State Journal, October 23, 1955, p10-11. Low resolution images of Jungo, Robert Trego states that "Emergency Zephyr Water" was available at Jungo in 1955. Also mentioned are Sulphur and Jungo.
  • Dayton Lummis, "Dust Devils," p. 72. By 1963, Jungo was deserted, but the hotel had not yet burned.
  • http://nvghosttowns.topcities.com/humboldt/humlst.htm Jungo came into being in 1910 as a station when the Western Pacific Railroad was completed. Became the major shipping point for a huge area. A substantial town developed but by the 1930s, its usefulness was gone and Jungo faded. Since the 1940s, only a handful of hearty souls have lived here. A large hotel from the early days still stands as do a number of other buildings. (Dead link, 2-Dec-2013)

Map References

WPRR 1910 Timetable showing Jungo

Geology References

Photos

  • Jungo, Nevada 1936 (artsandculture.google.com). These photos are from Time Life, apparently rights might be available via Shutterstock. The photographer credit is "unknown" which could mean that these are WPA photos.
  • Jungo Hotel (nytstore.com) Dead link as of 01-Dec-2013, which is a possible source of a 1930s Jungo Hotel picture. See archive.org.