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Kane Springs Ranch Collection
Coll #: 2009-11
Extent: 1.42 linear feet (1 document box, and 1 record storage carton)
Location: Consult Director of Special Collections for access
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. Bradleyís son, Robert was Joan Stuartís 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.