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Gerald Miller Carver pictured with his oldest son Dick, Carver's Ranch, Nevada: photographic print


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From the Nye County, Nevada Photograph Collection (PH-00221) -- Series V. Smoky Valley, Nevada and Round Mountain, Nevada -- Subseries V.A. Carver, Carver-Duhme, and Carver-Book Families (Smoky Valley). The ranch consisted of two parts: about 300 acres located along the present route of Highway 376, a few miles north of the site of the town of Round Mountain, Nevada; and 640 acres located about two miles due east of the first part of the ranch. Carver purchased the first part of the ranch from Ed Turner, who had been in the meat business in Round Mountain, where he operated a butcher shop in the early days of the town. Carver purchased the second part from Mimosa Pittman, widow of Nevada Senator Key Pittman. Pittman had acquired the property from the federal government under the Pittman Act, an act which allowed individuals to acquire federal lands.

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pho005629. 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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