Pronto

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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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