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1905 (year approximate)

From the Nye County, Nevada Photograph Collection (PH-00221) -- Series VII. Other areas in Nye County -- Subseries VII.H. Reed Family (Kawich Mountains, Nevada). Gold Reed, Kawich Mountains, Nye County, Nevada, probably about 1905. It was with a mine in Gold Reed that O.K. Reed made the money to purchase the ranch at Hawes Canyon. The ore at the mine was so rich that a person could stand off 50 or 60 feet and see the gold in the original outcropping; some of the ore sold for $1,000 a ton. Reed was partners in the mine with Jack May and a Mr.Wardle, Tonopah resident Austin Wardle’s father. Jack May and Reed were married to sisters, Mabel and Maude Hanley. 

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pho005500. 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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