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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>[https://edits.nationalmap.gov/apps/gaz-domestic/public/summary/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]]



Latest revision as of 20:34, 28 December 2021

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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