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Kane Springs Ranch, Meadow Valley Wash, Nevada Records
Coll #: MS-00553
Extent: 1.42 linear feet (1 document box, and 1 record storage carton)
Location: B 1:6:4 (Consult with the Director of Special Collections before accessing this collection.)
Collection is comprised of records from the Kane Springs Ranch in Meadow Valley Wash, and those of Mrs. Joan Stuart, its last owner. The ranch was originally known as the Kane Springs Ranch, then the Huntsman Ranch after the Huntsman family who owned it, then the Stuart ranch when the ranch was purchased by Bradley Stuart. Bradley's son, Robert was Joan Stuart's husband. The ranch had a large orchard and small mining operations. It was located on the wagon road between the Muddy River Mormon settlements and Pioche, now the Union Pacific railroad tracks. Records include history of the Huntsman family, acquisition of right of way by the railroad, water rights, mining, and acquisition of the ranch by the BLM. There is a 5-year restriction on the documents relating to the sale and sale price of the ranch.