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Old Heart of Nevada: Ghost Towns and Mining Camps of Elko County
by Shawn Hall
Following a guidebook format, Shawn Hall divides Elko County into five accessible regions, then lists the historic sites and travel directions within each region.
Paperback, 320 pages
Published March 1st 1998 by University of Nevada Press
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Shawn Hall's first book, "Connecting the West: Historic Railroad Stops and Stage Stations in Elko, Nevada," focuses on the Central Pacific and other railroads that early on connected Nevada to the rest of the nation. This work, "Old Heart of Nevada," is a compendeum of information about early towns and mining camps in Elko County. Both books need to be read by people curious about eastern Neavda history. I'm grateful for them as I write fictionalized accounts of life in Nevada, in the 1880s.