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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.
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 the...