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* [[1896 Post Route Map]] shows "Sheephead" 2 miles north of "Pyramide (n.o)" and 26? miles south of [[Salt Marsh | Salt Marsh (n.o.)]]
* [[1896 Post Route Map]] shows "Sheephead" 2 miles north of "Pyramide (n.o)" and 26? miles south of [[Salt Marsh | Salt Marsh (n.o.)]]
* [http://distantcousin.com/Directories/NV/Reno/1920/Pages.asp?Page=234 Reno, Washoe Cty, Nevada 1920-21 City Directory Page 234] Lists Bonham Bros. and Bonham, Maud (milliner) along with others.
* [http://distantcousin.com/Directories/NV/Reno/1920/Pages.asp?Page=234 Reno, Washoe Cty, Nevada 1920-21 City Directory Page 234] Lists Bonham Bros. and Bonham, Maud (milliner) along with others.
**"SHEEPSHEAD. A postoffice on Smoke Creek, 20 miles north of [[Sand Pass |Sand pass]], the shipping point on Vv P Ry, 36 miles north·
**"SHEEPSHEAD. A postoffice on Smoke Creek, 20 miles north of [[Sand Pass |Sand pass]], the shipping point on Vv P Ry, 36 miles northeast of Amdee Cal, and 71 miles north of Reno, the county seat and banking point. Stockraising is the principal occupation.
east of Amdee Cal, and 71 miles north of Reno, the county seat and banking point. Stockraising is the principal occupation.
** Population 50. Martha Ross, Postmaster.
** Population 50. Martha Ross, Postmaster.
** Bailey Ed, stage
** Bailey Ed, stage

Revision as of 17:08, 28 November 2014

Sheepshead is the site of a former town that is located west of the Smoke Creek Desert. Laird Spring is to the south, the Parker Ranch is located to the north.

References

  • GNIS
    • Citation: "Carlson, Helen S., 'Nevada Place Names, A Geographical Dictionary,' Reno, Nevada: University of Nevada Press, 1974, 282 pp. Reference work giving historical background on place names in Nevada. p114"
      • p. 20 of Carlson says that Sheepshead Ranch was named for Sheepshead Springs, "which got its name from the head of a mountain sheep nailed to a tree at the site"
      • The Sheepshead post office was in operation from March 28, 1879 until March 15, 1926.
      • Variants are "Sheep Head" and "Sheephead".
  • The 1880 Census mentions "Sheep Head".
  • "General history and resources of Washoe County, Nevada, published under the auspices of the Nevada Educational Association." (1888)
    • p. 19: "Passing south we come to the Salt Marsh where Adams takes out about 200 tons of salt annually for which he finds a market in Sierra Valley. He obtains his salt by evaporation. Sheep Head, Deep Hole and Round Hole Springs follow. Going southeast from Round Hole sixteen miles we reach Pyramid District."
  • Granite Range (1894, Rp. 1923) (UNR) shows "Sheep-head Spring"
  • 1895 U.S. Atlas - Washoe County shows "Sheephead"
  • 1896 Post Route Map shows "Sheephead" 2 miles north of "Pyramide (n.o)" and 26? miles south of Salt Marsh (n.o.)
  • Reno, Washoe Cty, Nevada 1920-21 City Directory Page 234 Lists Bonham Bros. and Bonham, Maud (milliner) along with others.
    • "SHEEPSHEAD. A postoffice on Smoke Creek, 20 miles north of Sand pass, the shipping point on Vv P Ry, 36 miles northeast of Amdee Cal, and 71 miles north of Reno, the county seat and banking point. Stockraising is the principal occupation.
    • Population 50. Martha Ross, Postmaster.
    • Bailey Ed, stage
    • Bonham Bros, cattle dlrs
    • Bonbam Maud, milliner
    • Christensen & Nelson, salt mfrs
    • Cornell Eaton, farmer - Overton (1947) reports that Mr. Cornell, living at Sheepshead Station, knows where Buffalo Salt Works is located.
    • Hager Chas, rancher
    • Heller Bros, salt mfrs
    • Heller Margaret, dresmkr
    • Hom Arthur, cigars and tobacco
    • Laird Ed, horse dlr
    • Mott Roy, farmer
    • Norton H L, notary public
    • Parker W T, farmer
    • Rogers Chas, horse dlr
    • Ross Martha, postmaster, hotel and stock raising
    • Ross Wm, Farmer
  • Find-a-grave Ross Francis Bonham b.1888, Sheepshead, d. 1966