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The Orr Ditch Case, 1913-1944
Abstract In 1913, the United States sued in Federal District Court, in what is known as the Orr Ditch litigation, to adjudicate water rights to the Truckee River for the benefit of both the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe and the Newlands Reclamation Project. The collection contains draft and final edition of a study of water allocation and litigation over the Orr Ditch in the Truckee River area of Reno, Nevada from 1978. It also includes a history of the origins of the suit, history of various court...
Stalking horses for the Pony Express, the Chorpenning mail contracts of the 1850s
Draft manuscript created by John M. Townley on the background of the contract won by Woodward and Company to carry U.S. mail between Sacramento, Calif. and Salt Lake City, Utah, ca. 1851-1859.
The Truckee Basin Fishery, 1844-1944
A history of fish and fishing in the Truckee River from Verdi to Pyramid Lake. Included are a summary of fisheries before 1900, the causes and effects of pollution in the river, and the final destruction of native fish species.
- Names: Townley, John M. X