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* Colonel George Ruhlen, "[http://nsla.nevadaculture.org/statepubs/epubs/210777-1964-3-4Cent.pdf Early Nevada Forts,]" p. 55, Nevada Historical Society Quarterly, Volume VII, Number 3-4, 1964.  Camp Smoke Creek (1862-1866), Camp Pollock (p. 47)
* Colonel George Ruhlen, "[http://nsla.nevadaculture.org/statepubs/epubs/210777-1964-3-4Cent.pdf Early Nevada Forts,]" p. 55, Nevada Historical Society Quarterly, Volume VII, Number 3-4, 1964.  Camp Smoke Creek (1862-1866), Camp Pollock (p. 47)
** [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=gnispq:3:::NO::P3_FID:858594 GNIS] Camp Smoke Creek: temporary military camp and depot, 1862-1863
*** 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. p219"
*** Alternate: Smoke Creek Depot
**** Citation: "U.S. Department of the Interior, General Land Office 'State of Nevada.' New York: Julius Bien, 1879. Scale 1 inch=16 miles. Compiled from the official records of the GLO and other sources, by C. Roeser, Principal Draughtsman, GLO."
** [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=gnispq:3:::NO::P3_FID:857320 GNIS]  Camp Pollock: Temporary military camp, 1864
*** 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. p193"


== Geologic ==
== Geologic ==

Revision as of 06:25, 8 June 2014

The "Smoke Creek Desert" is roughly the same elevation and consistency as the Black Rock Desert, but is largely undriveable. It is located west and south of Gerlach and extends almost to Pyramid Lake.

The railroad skirts the eastern edge of the playa, and the Smoke Creek Road skirts the western edge.

See Also

External Resources

  • Colonel George Ruhlen, "Early Nevada Forts," p. 55, Nevada Historical Society Quarterly, Volume VII, Number 3-4, 1964. Camp Smoke Creek (1862-1866), Camp Pollock (p. 47)
    • GNIS Camp Smoke Creek: temporary military camp and depot, 1862-1863
      • 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. p219"
      • Alternate: Smoke Creek Depot
        • Citation: "U.S. Department of the Interior, General Land Office 'State of Nevada.' New York: Julius Bien, 1879. Scale 1 inch=16 miles. Compiled from the official records of the GLO and other sources, by C. Roeser, Principal Draughtsman, GLO."
    • GNIS Camp Pollock: Temporary military camp, 1864
      • 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. p193"

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