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.
Jungo is near the Jumbo Mine, which was a gold mine and the topic of a few articles in 1936 from the New York Times. 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."
- Painting of the Jungo Hotel by McCoy (Humboldt Museum)
- http://www.nytstore.com/ProdDetail.aspx?prodId=1585 (Dead link, 01-Dec-2013, possible source of Jungo Hotel picture?)
Jungo Road is the road from Winnemucca to Gerlach, also known as "High Road", and as Nevada Road #2048 (?)
- "Joining the Jungo Boogie 100 Club - Winnemucca to Gerlach, NV," textual account.
- "Lost on Jungo Road" YouTube fictional account.
- "Traveling on Jungo Road," Tribe.net discussion.
- GNIS Jungo (historical)
- GNIS Jungo Flat
- 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"
- Patent #1184044, WHEEL RIM. APPLICATION,", 1915, George B. Austin, Jungo.
- Nevada Historical Society, "Norton family correspondence, 1902-1936," Residents of Jungo.
- Time Magazine, "Jungo's Jumbo," Aug. 31, 1936
- The New York Times, "GROCER MILLING GOLD FROM HIS OWN MINE: San Francisco Paper Reports $500 a Day Output at Jungo, Nev. -- Hoover a Visitor", August 18, 1936.
- Berkeley Daily Gazette, "Epochal Gold Rush Expected at Jungo," August 29, 1936
- The New York Times, "A Dream of Gold Comes True," September 13, 1936. Includes images.
- The New York Times, "SUES OVER JUMBO MINE: Lender of $50 to Aid Gold Project Asks Third of '$50,000,000' Claim," November 5, 1936.
- Time Life Magazine, "photos of Jumbo Gold Mine-Jungo Nevada-Summer Geo. Austin And Family-Owners 1936." 195 photos of Jungo in 1936. Excellent photos
- 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)
- Helen S. Carlson, "Nevada Place Names," p. 147. The Jungo post office operated from January 31, 1911 until May 31, 1952.
- David L. Berger, "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.
- David L. Berger, "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.
- Thomas J. Lopes, "Hydrologic Evaluation of the Jungo Area, Southern Desert Valley, Nevada," USGS Open-File Report 2010-1009, 2010.