Russell (Shorty) Taylor

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Russell (Shorty) Taylor was a Gerlach constable in the late 1950's and early 1960's.

Shorty Taylor house, Gerlach 1976 (Courtesy Gary B. Horton)


  • "A baby daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Russell Taylor in Reno on April the 22nd, 1933. Both the parents of the new arrival are well known in Surprise, but for the past year have resided in Gerlach, Nevada." Surprise Valley Record, April 26? 1933.
  • Reno Evening Gazette, Saturday, May 02, 1942, Page 8 Vargas Gwen Taylor daughter of Mr find Mrs Shorty Taylor her ninth birthday
  • Nevada State Journal, Saturday, April 27, 1957, Page 26 Gerlach Constable Russell V Shorty Taylor 56 filed a declaration of candidacy
  • Peggy Trego, "The 40 Wilderness Miles North of Gerlach, Nevada," Desert Magazine, November, 1960. "Sheriff Cisco Aschenbrenner and Constable. Shorty Taylor, who are the only law in these parts. Cisco and Shorty earn their wages; Gerlach can be rough and"
  • Nevada State Journal, Wednesday, May 30, 1962, Page 15 belief is echoed by Shorty Taylor a leader in the battle for fire protection and by other