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Foresta Institute for Ocean and Mountain Studies Records

 Collection
Identifier: 2001-01
Abstract Foresta Institute for Ocean and Mountains Studies was founded in 1960 in Washoe Valley, Nevada by Richard and Maya Miller. The Millers and their associates believed there was a need for a non-governmental, non-profit research organization in the community of western Nevada/eastern California that would encourage, sponsor, and initiate scientific research, resource surveys and other natural history studies. Foresta was a pioneer in environmental education with its flagship programs being the...
Dates: 1849-2007; Majority of material found within 1945 - 1980

Franktown Road Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: NC1372
Abstract

Jane Pickering-Crandell was a photography student of Peter Goin in 1986. The collection contains four images taken by Pickering-Crandell in the fall of October 2013 of Franktown Road in Washoe Valley, Nevada that document the historic barns and structures, many of which burned in the 2016 Little Valley Fire.

Dates: 2013

Maya Miller Papers

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Identifier: 95-107
Abstract

Materials cover the life and work of philanthropist, feminist, political activist, and one-time Nevada U. S. Senate candidate, Maya Miller from the years 1953-2003. The collection includes correspondence, speeches, campaign materials, news clips, agendas, bulletins, reports, and audio/visual resources with particular emphasis placed on Miller's position as Chairperson on the Board of Directors for the Las Vegas-based community development corporation, Operation Life.

Dates: 1954-2003

Pioneers of the Ponderosa

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Identifier: 89-74
Abstract

Typescript manuscript recounting the history of the Washoe Valley south of Reno, Nevada, and the Comstock Lode at Virginia City, Nevada, including accounts of early settlers, miners, and businessmen. The collection contains material from 1971 created by Myra Sauer Ratay.

Dates: 1971

Myra Sauer Ratay Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 97-01
Abstract Myra Sauer Ratay is a native of Nevada who grew up in Washoe Valley on the ranch of her parents, Will and Alice Sauer. She is the author of two books on the history of Washoe Valley: Pioneers of the Ponderosa: How Washoe Valley Rescued the Comstock (1973) and Boom Times in Old Washoe City, Nevada (1984). Collection contains research notes and photographs for Ratay's book, Pioneers of the ponderosa, how Washoe Valley rescued...
Dates: 1973

Theodore Winters deeds

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Identifier: NC222
Abstract

Deeds for property owned by Winters or adjacent to his ranch.,Persons involved in the land transactions include Mrs. L. S. (Eilley Orrum) Bowers, Myron C. Lake, Jane Lake, A. K. Lamb and Charles P. Polhemus. Also included are memorandum of agreement, correspondence, and disposition regarding the Mexican Gold and Silver Mine and Ophir Gold and Silver Mining Co. Photographs consist of family portraits.

Dates: 1860-1861; 1875-1902

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