Tag Archives: Nevada

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.

U. S. Highway 40 Along the Humboldt River, Nevada

This image shows a section of the old U. S. Highway 40 as it follows the route of the Humboldt River through central Nevada. This river drains much of the northern part of the state, but does not reach the ocean, ending in a lake at the western end.

Distributed by Geo. Mc Co., Box 7146, Murray, Utah

The description states:

NEVADA

U.S. Highway 40 crossing Nevada presents ever-changing panoramas to the traveler. This view shows U. S. Highway 40 following along the banks of the lazy Humboldt River.

–The river is described as ‘lazy’ as its flow is very shallow and slow as it moves westward across Nevada.

This image likely dates from the 1950s.

Highway 40 Route, Humboldt River, Nevada

This image shows a portion of U.S. Highway 40 as it follows the course of the Humboldt River near Elko, Nevada.

Color by George McLean

The description states:

U. S. HIghway 40 crossing Nevada presents ever changing panoramas to the traveler. This view shows U. S. Highway 40 following along the bands of the lazy Humboldt River between Elko and Winnemucca, Nevada.

–Because it is the only watered route through the central Great Basin, it served as the trail route for emigrants heading to California and the west coast, railroad lines and highways in turn.

This image likely dates from the 1950s.