Paiute Meadows

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Paiute Meadows is a ranch located on the northeast arm of the Black Rock Desert, south of Battle Creek Ranch.

In November, 1865, a battle occurred near Paiute Meadows.

In the 1870s E. W. Crutcher owned Paiute or Piute Meadows.[1] Elliot Waller Crutcher's wife's name was Sarah Elizabeth.[2]

In 1879, a Chinese man was killed in a case of justifiable homicide at Paiute Meadows.[1]

In the 1880s, Crutcher sold his cattle business to Miller and Lux for $245,000.[2]

Miller and Lux owned Paiute Meadows in 1911.[3][4]

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.[5]

In 1999 it was reported that Irv Brown had bought the ranch in the late 1940s.[6][7]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Struggle with a Lunatic," Silver State, Winnemucca, June 16, 1879, p. 6.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Mr., Mrs. Elliot Crutcher to observe 61st Wedding Anniversary Here," Woodland Daily Democrat, Woodland, California, August 12, 1920, p. 1.
  3. "The Indian Massacre of 1911", Mack, Effie Mona, p. 42, 1968.
  4. Frank Vernon Perry, "The Last Indian Uprising In The United States," Winter, 1972, Nevada Historical Society Quarterly.
  5. "Johnson Ranches sold at Humboldt," Reno Gazette-Journal January 15, 1945, p. 6
  6. "Policy for hunters on private land being considered," July 30, 1999, Reno Gazette Journal.
  7. "Wildlife commission examines hunter-access policy," July 27, 1999, Elko Free Press.