Monthly Archives: May 2016

Holliday’s Gas Station, Highway 40, Nevada

This image shows the gas station and associated market and bar known as Holliday’s which was located on Highway 40 between Winnemucca and Battle Mountain, Nevada. Over time, this highway would be upgraded to Interstate 80, and many of these establishments were left with no convenient access to the travelers passing by.

On Hi-Way U.S. 40 Winnemucca to Battle Mt., Nevada

There is no caption on the back of this card.

This image is of the same building as the one on the right in the previous posting, showing the building from close up and from the opposite side. It appears they were vendors of 76 brand fuel, and sold Pennzoil products as well.

This image likely dates from the 1940s.

Holliday’s Desert Oasis, Highway 40, Nevada

This image shows the gas station and associated shop known as Holliday’s, along with another unidentified building in the center. There appears to be a windmill attached to the far side, presumably as a water pump. It is a later construction, based on the photo linked above.

Holliday’s Desert Oasis Hi-way U. S. 40 Winnemucca to Battle Mt. Nev.

There is no description on the back of this card. The image likely dates from the 1940s.

Cattle Herd, Nevada

This image shows a typical Hereford cattle herd being grazed on the range in Nevada.

Photo by George McLean

The description states:

NEVADA

“THE OLD WEST IN MODERN SPLENDOR”

The rich fertile ranching land has made Nevada, one of the largest beef cattle producers in the United States.

–Most of the land used by cattle ranchers to graze their herds is publicly owned, and ranchers pay a fee to the federal government for access to the land.

This image likely dates from the 1960s.