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Beatty, Nv.

History of Beatty, Nevada

Chapter 1

The Land and Early Inhabitants

  • Location, Terrain, and Surrounding Features
  • How Beatty Got Its Name
  • Early Residents of the Beatty Area
  • Chapter 2

    Exploration and Settlement

  • Ogden's 1829-1830 Expedition
  • Fremont's Expeditions
  • Early Settlers: Lander and Stockton
  • Other Settlers in the Beatty Area
  • The Beatty Area at the Turn of the Century
  • Chapter 3

    The Boom Is On

  • The Montgomery Brothers: The Boom Begins
  • Shorty Harris and Ed Cross: "Lousy with Gold"
  • Montgomery "Re-infected" with Gold Fever
  • Shorty Loses His Claim
  • The Rhyolite Boom
  • Pioneer and Skidoo: The Last Hurrah
  • When Gold Was Not Enough
  • Chapter 4

    Beatty Beginnings

  • Bob Montgomery Founds Beatty
  • Newspapers in the Bullfrog District
  • Hauling Freight: Before the Railroads
  • The Railroads Reach Beatty
  • The Last Years of Old Man Beatty
  • Judge William Gray: Long-time Resident
  • J. Irving Crowell and the Chloride Cliff Mine
  • The Crowells' Fluorspar Mine
  • Early Milling Activity
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 5

    The Late 1920s to World War II

  • Mining Slacks Off
  • The Reverts Boost the Beatty Economy
  • Other Economic Activity
  • Lisle Contributes to Beatty's Transportation Economy
  • The Bootleg Business
  • Scotty's Castle: "Neither of Us Pays Rent"
  • People of Beatty
  • Electric Power and Waste Disposal
  • Phone Service
  • Pioneer Educators
  • Children at Play
  • The Beatty Indians in the 1920s and 1930s
  • Conclusion


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    A History of
    BEATTY, NEVADA
    by Robert D. McCracken
    Nye County Press
    Tonopah NEVADA
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