A thousand miles of desert and mountains: a prospecting trip across Nevada and over the Sierras
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.
- March 14-September 9, 1914
- Scott, Josephine C. (Person)
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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.
0.4 Linear Feet (3 volumes)
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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.
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
Photographs have been transferred to the Special Collections Department photo archive as collection number UNRS-P1991-48
- Aurora (Nev.)
- California -- Description and travel
- Las Vegas (Nev.) -- History
- Mines and mineral resources -- Nevada
- Nevada -- Description and travel
- Scott, George Richard
- Scott, Josephine C.
- Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.) -- Description and travel
- Walker River (Nev.)
- West Walker River (Calif. and Nev.)
- Women -- Description and travel -- West (U.S.)
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