Battle Creek Ranch

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Battle Creek Ranch is located on the northeast arm of the Black Rock Desert, 8 miles north of Paiute Meadows, 7 miles south of Bartlett Creek.<ref>"Large Gold Area Located at Bartlett Creek," Reno Evening Gazette, February 15, 1933, p. 8.</ref>

In 1911, there was a legal case involving firearms at Battle Creek. A Mrs. Herschel apparently owned the ranch.<ref>"Martin Acquitted of an Assault Charge," Reno Evening Gazette, August 4, 1911, p. 6.</ref>

Miller and Lux sold Paiute Meadows, Battle Creek and Bartlett Creek in 1926 to W.A. Johnstone and son, Sam Johnstone, who in turn sold to Porter in 1945.<ref>"Johnson Ranches sold at Humboldt," Reno Gazette-Journal January 15, 1945, p. 6</ref>

Sessions Wheeler describes the battle that occurred.<ref>"Nevada's Black Rock Desert," Sessions Wheeler, 1978, p. 134.</ref>