A thousand miles of desert and mountains: a prospecting trip across Nevada and over the Sierras

 Collection
Identifier: 91-48

Scope and Contents

These three volumes (of the original 4 volumes) depict the Scott's prospecting journey through southern Nevada, Death Valley, eastern California/western Nevada along the Walker River, and through Bridgeport over Sonora Pass. Scott describes people encountered, towns in which they spent time, especially Las Vegas, Aurora, and Bridgeport, mining and road conditions, incidents of travel, and stories of local sites. Pasted on the verso of each page of text are photographs, maps, advertisements for mining equipment and supplies, labels from food cans and packages, railroad schedules, and newspaper clippings.

Dates

  • March 14-September 9, 1914

Creator

Restrictions

Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Biographical Note

Wife of miner/prospector George R. Scott and author of other works on mining and construction in Nevada. The Scotts were residents of Orangevale, California at the time of their trip.

Extent

0.4 Linear Feet (3 volumes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Josephine C. Scott was married to miner and prospector, George R. Scott. She wrote about mining and construction in Nevada. Collection contains three volumes (of the original 4 volumes) depict the Scott's prospecting journey through southern Nevada, Death Valley, eastern California/western Nevada along the Walker River, and through Bridgeport over Sonora Pass. Created between March 14-September 9, 1914.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Ownership and Custodial History

Nevada women's archives.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Travel journal, Parnassus Book Service, Yarmouth, MA 02675, Purchase, 08/12/91, 91-48

Separated Materials

Photographs have been transferred to the Special Collections Department photo archive as collection number UNRS-P1991-48
Title
Guide to A thousand miles of desert and mountains: a prospecting trip across Nevada and over the Sierras
Status
Completed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. Special Collections Department Repository

Contact:
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