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Aerial view of Airstrip: photographic print


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1936 (year uncertain) to 1990 (year uncertain)


From the Nye County, Nevada Photograph Collection (PH-00221) -- Series IV. Pahrump, Nevada -- Subseries IV.D. Wiley Family. In the years after Roland Wiley acquired John Yount's ranch in Pahrump Valley, Nevada, access was difficult. From Las Vegas the shortest route was to drive through Goodsprings over a paved road, then to Sandy Valley, which was a narrow gravel road; then to the Pahrump Valley and west on the Tecopa Road. The trip took 3-1/2 hours. Wiley notes that from the ranch, it was a 7-hour round trip drive into Las Vegas to buy a 10-cent screw. In 1941, Roland constructed the airstrip pictured here near the ranch in order to make access easier.

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pho005061. 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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