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Pahrump, Nevada, 1910-1990

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Materials contain photographs from Pahrump, Nevada from 1910 to 1950, and document the activities of the Hughes, Ruud, Turner, Wiley, Ford, Hafen, and Brown families. Materials include photographs of animals, ranch work, buildings, cattle, wells, crops, Cathedral Canyon, the airstrip, homesteading grounds, cabins, mushroom clouds from the Nevada Test Site, the First Pahrump Harvest Festival, ranchers, the Pahrump School, the Pahrump Trading Post, irrigation systems, Noonday Mill, and the Pahrump Store. Materials also contain photographs of several ranches in the Pahrump Valley, including the Pahrump Ranch, Hidden Hills (Yount) Ranch, Resting Spring Ranch, Wiley Ranch, and Hafen Ranch.




0.7 Linear Feet (8 hanging folders)
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Collection Number: PH-00221
Collection Name: Nye County, Nevada Photograph Collection
Box/Folder: N/A


Materials are arranged into eight subseries:

Subseries IV.A. Hughes Family, 1910-1990;

Subseries IV.B. Ruud Family, 1958-1981;

Subseries IV.C. Turner Family, 1947-1976;

Subseries IV.D. Wiley Family, 1936-1990;

Subseries IV.E. Ford Family, 1931-1988;

Subseries IV.F. Hafen Family, 1930-1988;

Subseries IV.G. Brown Family (Tecopa-Pahrump), 1910-1950;

Subseries IV.H. Miscellaneous, 1931-1949.