Macfarlanes Bath House Spring

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Macfarlanes Bath House Spring is on the road north of Sulphur. In the 1980's, there was a building at that location.

Name

The Spring has various names. GNIS refers to it as "Hot Spring", with an alternate name "Macfarlanes Bath House Spring" from Garside 1979.

The spring is possibly named after Ira MacFarland, a deputy state Engineer in the 1910s and 20s. In 1917, MacFarland obtained water rights to a number of springs including a MacFarland Spring. No location was specified, but he also obtained rights for Brady Springs (near present day I-80?), Stratton Springs (Elko County?), Owen Springs (White Pine County?) and Saw Mill Springs.

There is also a McFarland Spring in Clark County (GNIS), this spring could also be associated with Ira MacFarland.

Other names include McFarland Hot Springs, Jackson Mountains Hot Spring,

Resources

  • "Hot Spring" GNIS
    • Alternate Name: Macfarlanes Bath House Spring: Garside, L. J. and Schilling, J. H. 'Thermal Waters of Nevada' Reno: Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Bulletin 91, 1979, 163 pp. Describes hot springs and hot water seeps of Nevada with location information and map at 1:1,000,000. p102

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