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Sodaville (Nev.) Letters

 Collection
Identifier: 2017-78
Collection contains typed copies of two letters written by Fred Corkill on February 3 and 4, 1904 from Goldfield and Butler, respectively. The letters talk at length about Sodaville, Nevada, its location, resources, and people who relocated there from Tonopah. Corkill also talks about his visit to some Tonopah mines and mentions Candelaria and Cerro Gordo, other mining towns located nearby. The first letter is 3 pages in length and the second is a half page.

Dates

  • February 1904

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.

Extent

0.1 Cubic Feet (2 items)

Overview

Sodaville, Nevada was a station for the Carson and Colorado Railroad and the point at which all freight bound for Tonopah, Nevada, 50 miles to the southeast, was unloaded. Collection contains typed copies of two letters written by Fred Corkill on February 3 and 4, 1904 from Goldfield and Butler, Nevada describing Sodaville and his visits to Tonopah mines.

Historical Note

From 1881-1905, Sodaville, Nevada was a station for the Carson and Colorado Railroad and the point at which all freight bound for Tonopah, Nevada, 50 miles to the southeast, was unloaded. The post office at Sodaville was established on October 9, 1882, and operated until March 31, 1917, although the town itself began to decline in 1905 when the Southern Pacific Railroad built a water tower in Mina, located four miles to the south, rather than in Sodaville.

Arrangement

Unarranged.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC in October 2017.

Creator

Title
An Inventory to Sodaville (Nev.) Letters
Status
for_mcd_review
Author
Jessica Maddox
Date
November 2017
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

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

Contact:
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