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Pronto is a railroad crossing in Humboldt County between Raglan and Gaskell.<ref>Pronto," GNIS</ref>

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, "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>"Biennial Reports of the Railroad and Public Service Commissions of Nevada,]" p. 56, 1914.</ref>

In the 1930's there was a station at Pronto.<ref>"Reconnaissance of mining districts in Humboldt county, Nevada," Vanderburg, William, 1938.</ref>