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== Jungo ==
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>


* 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.
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>


* http://online.wr.usgs.gov/outreach/historicPhotos/enlarged/jungo_nevada.html
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.  


* http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2010/1009/ USGS Open-File Report 2010-1009 Hydrologic Evaluation of the Jungo Area, Southern Desert Valley, Nevada
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 [[Jackson Range | Antelope Range]], over which the train climbs. The gravelly and greasy shale formations of the ascent indicate [[Oil Wells | oil]], and oil is being found in paying quantities."<ref>"[[Descriptive Time Tables, Denver and Rio Grande - Western Pacific, Winter 1914-1915]]."</ref>


== Jungo Flat ==
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."


* http://130.166.124.2/nv_panorama_atlas/page10/files/page10-1027-full.html
Jungo was the shipping point for the [[Iron King Mine]], located in the [[Jackson Range]]<ref>Ronald Willden, "[http://pubs.usgs.gov/bul/1141d General Geology of the Jackson Mountains Humboldt County, Nevada]," Geological Survey Bulletin 1141-D, U.S. Dept. of the Interior, 1963</ref>.


[[Image:Jungo Hotel 1936.jpg|thumb|300px|right|Jungo Hotel 1936]]
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 Hotel ==
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>


* http://www.nytstore.com/ProdDetail.aspx?prodId=1585
== Jungo Road ==
 
* [http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/page/?o=3U8&page_id=92359&v=4R#pic_367947  Day one: Winnemucca to Jungo] (crazyguyonabike.com, 2008)
 
* [http://www.bikes-n-spikes.org/rides/jungo.txt Joining the Jungo Boogie 100 Club - Winnemucca to Gerlach, NV] textual account. (bikes-n-spikes.org, 2004) ([[https://web.archive.org/web/20040213095749/http://www.bikes-n-spikes.org/rides/jungo.txt archive.org]])


* http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/forum/board/?o=1gci&board_id=384&v=2I&page=23
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5E2WROBHnI Lost on Jungo Road] - YouTube fictional account, 2006


* http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/forum/board/message/?o=1gci&thread_id=44047&v=7&page=1&nested=0
* [http://bm.tribe.net/thread/e74315f1-9510-4c78-b354-ec422f43d7eb Traveling on Jungo Road] - (tribe.net, 2004, dead link) ([[https://web.archive.org/web/20130730053534/http://bm.tribe.net/thread/e74315f1-9510-4c78-b354-ec422f43d7eb archive.org]])


== Jungo Road ==
== References ==
<references/>
 
== Resources ==
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jungo,_Nevada Jungo, Nevada] (Wikipedia)
 
== Historical References ==
(In chronological order)
 
* "[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.
 
* "[https://www.proquest.com/docview/366189148/95E9FDD058994AA2PQ/ Big Copper Deposits Discovered in Nevada," (proquest paywall), SF Chronicle, August 7, 1916, p. 13.
 
* "[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]


Jungo Road is the road from Winnemucca to Gerlach, also known as "High Road", and as Nevada Road #2048 (?)
* "[https://time.com/vault/issue/1936-08-31/page/49/ Jungo's Jumbo]," Time Magazine, Aug. 31, 1936, No. 9, p.43.


* http://www.bikes-n-spikes.org/rides/jungo.txt Joining the Jungo Boogie 100 Club - Winnemucca to Gerlach, NV
* "[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].


* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5E2WROBHnI YouTube - Lost on Jungo Road
* "[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


* http://bm.tribe.net/thread/e74315f1-9510-4c78-b354-ec422f43d7eb Traveling on Jungo Road
*"[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.


* "[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.


== Jungo Railroad Siding ==
* "[http://content.time.com/time/subscriber/article/0,33009,848785,00.html Jumbo Optioned]," Time, June 07, 1937.


== Historic ==
* 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://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,756587-1,00.html Time Magazine,  Monday, Aug. 31, 1936] "Jungo's Jumbo"
* [http://humboldtmuseum.org/mini-tour/item/9-portraits-paintings-maps/53-jungo-hotel Painting of the Jungo Hotel by McCoy] (Humboldt Museum)


That the U. S. had a great new gold vein in its lap was the fond hope of the West last week.* Whatever it was, the Jumbo Mine, in the Awakening district of Nevada's Slumbering Hills made headlines from San Francisco to Manhattan. Discoverers were two old prospectors, "Red" Staggs and Clyde Taylor, who spied the yellow flecks on the frozen ground of this sagebrush desert on Jan. 29, 1935. Three months later, in need of cash, they sold their find to George Austin, grizzled, 63-year-old keeper of the general store, hotel and filling station at Jungo, a tiny hamlet on the Western Pacific R. R., 36 miles southwest of Jumbo Mine. Price was $10,000, $500 down.
* Trego, Robert, "[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/nevada/reno/nevada-state-journal/1955/10-23/ 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]].


George Austin could not find a Nevada mining man to put up the $500 cash for a third interest and he himself did not want to mortgage the house he owned in Reno. Finally he borrowed $1,000 without security from a generous friend, made the down payment and bought equipment. Crudely he dug out three sacks of ore, trekked them out by packhorse and sent them to the San Francisco Mint. They were worth $84.45. His ore assayed at the bonanza rate of $1,495 gold and 20 oz. of silver per ton. If the Jumbo vein held out, George Austin was a very rich man.
* Dayton Lummis, "[http://books.google.com/books?id=qlfN9VntaBUC&lpg=PA74&ots=e99f_4ntFk&dq=jungo%20hotel&pg=PA74#v=onepage&q=jungo%20hotel&f=false Dust Devils,]" p. 72. By 1963, Jungo was deserted, but the hotel had not yet burned.


For a while he kept the secret in the family. His brother Jesse staked two claims adjoining Jumbo on the north. George's two sons, Kenneth, 24, University of Nevada graduate, and Wilfred, 20, University of Nevada sophomore, staked claims on the remaining sides of Jumbo. The four thereupon signed a 50-year agreement not to sell their claims.
* 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)


Starting first on the original strike, they dug shallow shafts and open cuts over an area 800 ft. by 400 ft., found gold wherever they dug. Working with a primitive "coffee grinder" mill, they began turning out $500 worth of gold a day, paid off the two prospectors within a year and up to last week had taken $80,000 in gold out of the earth. Last week the dazzling story of the Jumbo strike spread across the country on the authority of no less a mining expert than Herbert Hoover.
== Map References ==
* [https://edits.nationalmap.gov/apps/gaz-domestic/public/summary/854497 GNIS Jungo (historical)]
* [https://edits.nationalmap.gov/apps/gaz-domestic/public/summary/841441 GNIS Jungo Flat]
* [https://edits.nationalmap.gov/apps/gaz-domestic/public/summary/864954 GNIS Jungo Post Office (historical)] "Gamett, James, and Paher, Stanley W. Nevada Post Offices. Las Vegas: Nevada Publications, 1983, 176 pp. Discusses historical background of Nevada post offices. p81"
* Nevada Panorama Atlas, "[http://130.166.124.2/nv_panorama_atlas/page10/files/page10-1027-full.html Humboldt County, Jungo Flat],"
* Wikipedia, "[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nevada_State_Route_49 Nevada State Route 49],"  State Route 49 is another name for Jungo Road.
[[Image:Cscrm_000335_07_access3675x2040.jpg|right|thumb|WPRR 1910 Timetable showing Jungo]]


The country's only living ex-President and a San Francisco oilman named R. W. Hanna visited Jumbo last fortnight, "purely out of geological curiosity." Much impressed, Mr. Hoover advised Austin to hold on to Jumbo. When Austin offered to pay for this advice, Mr. Hoover told him: "That kind of advice is free." Oilman Hanna, however, bought five claims in the Slumbering Hills around Jumbo.
== Geology References ==
* David L. Berger, "[http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1752-1688.1992.tb03195.x Ground-Water Recharge Through Active Sand Dunes in Northwestern Nevada]," JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association, Volume 28, Issue 5, pages 959–965, October 1992.


Last week Jungo citizens were telling all-comers of a cash offer made by Mr. Hoover; of $1,000,000 for a half-interest offered by John J. Raskob, who arrived at s Jungo in a private railroad car; of $3,-' 500,000 offered by Consolidated Goldfields of South Africa, Ltd. Against these fabulous bids were two authentic offers of $250,000 cash. In addition to Mr. Hanna's claims, Nevada's one U. S. Representative James G. Scrugham (pronounced "Screw-gum"), onetime dean of the University of Nevada's Engineering College, was so im-pressed by Jumbo that he had bought an option on a nearby claim and was camping in the neighborhood.  
* David L. Berger, "[http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/wri954119 Ground-water conditions and effects of mine dewatering in Desert Valley, Humboldt and Pershing Counties, northwestern Nevada, 1962-91]," USGS Water-Resources Investigations Report: 95-4119, 1994.


Of Jumbo the Mackay School of Mines Director John Allen Fulton, declared: "I have never seen anything as rich. It is truly remarkable. . . . The ore is scattered over a large area and I imagine it will extend to considerable depth. I will be surprised if it doesn't. It is in a unique formation, different from any I have encountered as gold bearing, which just goes to prove that 'gold is where you find it' and not where you think it ought to be." Said Owner Austin: "I came here 26 years ago, just as they were putting through the Western Pacific, to get the mine I knew was around here ”and I've got it. I've traced the northeast-south-west fault that runs from Virginia City (Nev.) to Boise (Idaho) all the way, inspecting every prospect hole. I think this mine is on the same fault that the Corn-stock Lode is on." This was promptly denied by the Nevada Mining Journal's Editor Richard Ritchie, who said last week, "Any suggestion that this is a second Comstock Lode is absurd. Comstock in 75 years produced $700,000,000 and is still producing.
* Thomas J. Lopes, "[http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2010/1009/ Hydrologic Evaluation of the Jungo Area, Southern Desert Valley, Nevada]," USGS Open-File Report 2010-1009, 2010.


The Austin mine has not been opened even to the extent of proving it may become a major producer." Whatever his mine was worth, George Austin last week flatly refused to sell at any price. Said he: "If I sold for a million Td have to pay the Government $420,000 taxes, leaving me only a half a million. But the taxes don't apply as long as the gold stays in the ground. The gold's there all blocked out. It's better there than in the bank and we own it. I have two sons and half a million would probably make loafers out of them. No, it's better to keep the mine and work it ourselves. The boys will appreciate it more if they have to dig the money out of the ground themselves. There are eight drifts and crosscuts running in all directions and they don't run out of ore in any direction yet."
== Photos ==
* [https://artsandculture.google.com/entity/jungo-nevada/g11cj99j025 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.


Last week the Austins were busy building a bigger mill capable of handling 30 tons of ore a day, to be ready in three months. And in the Jungo general store big, cheerful Mrs. Austin, between selling cans of tobacco to Western Pacific section hands and shying rocks at stray dogs, told newshawks: "What do I think about selling the mine? I haven't got a think coming. That's up to Mr. Austin. Mr. Hoover was a real fellow. But celebrities don't mean a thing to me. I knew plenty of them when I was a nurse in San Jose. I nursed Jack London once. If we got too much ready cash all at once my son Wilfred would go right out and buy an airplane and get himself killed. Anyway, in the other big gold strikes, the people who sold out right away either got cheated or came to a bad end somehow."
* [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].


One who "sold out right away" was Red Staggs, who last week grumbled: "I didn't sell Jumbo. I gave it away. That's the second time I've given a mine away. Next time you see me giving away a million-dollar strike, you'll be lucky."
* [https://unrspecoll.pastperfectonline.com/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&search_criteria=jungo& UNR Jungo photos] (descriptions only)


According to the U. S'. Bureau of Mines' Minerals Year Book, published last week, the U. S. Treasury's price of $35 per oz. for gold stepped up U. S. gold production in 1935 to 3,676,327 oz., worth $128,671,384, biggest since 1917.
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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.