Paiute Meadows is a ranch located on the northeast arm of the Black Rock Desert, south of Battle Creek Ranch.
In the 1870s E. W. Crutcher owned Paiute or Piute Meadows.<ref name=silverstate1879>"Struggle with a Lunatic," Silver State, Winnemucca, June 16, 1879, p. 6.</ref> Elliot Waller Crutcher's wife's name was Sarah Elizabeth.<ref name=woodland1920>"Mr., Mrs. Elliot Crutcher to observe 61st Wedding Anniversary Here," Woodland Daily Democrat, Woodland, California, August 12, 1920, p. 1.</ref>
In 1879, a Chinese man was killed in a case of justifiable homicide at Paiute Meadows.<ref name=silverstate1879/>
In the 1880s, Crutcher sold his cattle business to Miller and Lux for $245,000.<ref name=woodland1920/>
Miller and Lux owned Paiute Meadows in 1911.<ref name=Mack>"The Indian Massacre of 1911", Mack, Effie Mona, p. 42, 1968.</ref><ref name=Perry>Frank Vernon Perry, "The Last Indian Uprising In The United States," Winter, 1972, Nevada Historical Society Quarterly.</ref>
Miller and Lux sold Paiute Meadows, Battle Creek and Bartlett Creek in 1926 to W.A. Johnstone and son, Sam Johnstone, who in turn sold to Porter in 1945.<ref>"Johnson Ranches sold at Humboldt," Reno Gazette-Journal January 15, 1945, p. 6</ref>