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Pronto is a railroad crossing in Humboldt County between [[Raglan]] and [[Gaskell]].<ref>[http://geonames.usgs.gov/apex/f?p=gnispq:3:::NO::P3_FID:842986 Pronto]," GNIS</ref>
Pronto is a railroad crossing in Humboldt County between [[Raglan]] and [[Gaskell]].<ref>[http://geonames.usgs.gov/apex/f?p=gnispq:3:::NO::P3_FID:842986 Pronto]," GNIS</ref>
[[Image:1930 D&RGW WP.jpg|thumb|1930 Western Pacific Railroad map showing Pronto]]
[[Image:1930 D&RGW WP.jpg|thumb|1930 Western Pacific Railroad map showing Pronto]]
Pronto comes from the Spanish word that means quickly.  Allegedly, someone in a railway construction crew was told to get there "muy de pronto".  Previously, emigrants found good water and the locale was called Dutchman's Wells.<ref>Vic Neves, "[https://www.wplives.org/train_sheet_archive/pdf/ts042.pdf What's in a name? Romance Among the ties of the W. P.", The Train Sheet]," March/April 1990, number 42.</ref>


In 1916, a Robert McSherry made a complaint about the cost to ship a quartz mill from San Francisco to Pronto.<ref>"[https://www.google.com/books/edition/Biennial_Reports_of_the_Railroad_and_Pub/13UsAQAAMAAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&bsq=pronto Biennial Reports of the Railroad and Public Service Commissions of Nevada],]" p. 56, 1914.</ref>
In 1916, a Robert McSherry made a complaint about the cost to ship a quartz mill from San Francisco to Pronto.<ref>"[https://www.google.com/books/edition/Biennial_Reports_of_the_Railroad_and_Pub/13UsAQAAMAAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&bsq=pronto Biennial Reports of the Railroad and Public Service Commissions of Nevada],]" p. 56, 1914.</ref>

Revision as of 03:58, 22 October 2020

Pronto is a railroad crossing in Humboldt County between Raglan and Gaskell.[1]

1930 Western Pacific Railroad map showing Pronto

Pronto comes from the Spanish word that means quickly. Allegedly, someone in a railway construction crew was told to get there "muy de pronto". Previously, emigrants found good water and the locale was called Dutchman's Wells.[2]

In 1916, a Robert McSherry made a complaint about the cost to ship a quartz mill from San Francisco to Pronto.[3]

In the 1930's there was a station at Pronto.[4]

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