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.[1]

In 1898, Arthur Herschel, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Herschel was killed in an accident at Battle Creek Ranch.[2]

In 1911, there was a legal case involving firearms at Battle Creek. A Mrs. Herschel apparently owned the ranch.[3]

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.[4]

Sessions Wheeler describes the battle that occurred.[5]


  1. "Large Gold Area Located at Bartlett Creek," Reno Evening Gazette, February 15, 1933, p. 8.
  2. "Arthur Herschel Accidentally Killed," Silver State, Winnemucca, July 12, 1898, p. 3.
  3. "Martin Acquitted of an Assault Charge," Reno Evening Gazette, August 4, 1911, p. 6.
  4. "Johnson Ranches sold at Humboldt," Reno Gazette-Journal January 15, 1945, p. 6
  5. "Nevada's Black Rock Desert," Sessions Wheeler, 1978, p. 134.