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Survey camp, Tonopah Tidewater Railroad in Railroad Valley: photographic print


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From the Nye County, Nevada Photograph Collection (PH-00221) -- Series VII. Other areas in Nye County -- Subseries VII.E. Hawkins Family (Duckwater, Nevada). An inscription on the back of this photo reads: "Survey camp taken in 1909" Tonopah Tidewater Railroad in Railroad Valley, Nye County. Grandfather Roberts with the hat in his hand on top of the pyramid was Grandma Roberts' husband. Grandma was an Irwin." Martha Roberts Hawkins indicates that this inscription is wrong, that The Tonopah Tidewater Railroad never came to Railroad Valley and the railroad's construction was completed prior to 1909. The man pictured on top waving a hat is Frank Roberts, born in 1886. Photo is believed to be a survey crew for the Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad.

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pho005589. Nye County, Nevada Photograph Collection, 1880-1990. PH-00221. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.


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