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- Variant Name: Gaskell Siding. Citation: "U.S. Geological Survey. Geographic Names Phase I data compilation (1976-1981). 31-Dec-1981. Primarily from U.S. Geological Survey 1:24,000-scale topographic maps (or 1:25K, Puerto Rico 1:20K) and from U.S. Board on Geographic Names files. In some instances, from 1:62,500 scale or 1:250,000 scale maps."
- Helen S. Carlson, "Nevada Place Names: A Geographical Dictionary," p. 118. Perhaps named for novelist Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell (1810-1865), who wrote The Life of Charlotte Brontë, the presumed namesake of Bronte.
- "The Salt Lake Mining Review, Volume 11," May 15 1909. Mentions a J. P. Gaskell mine superintendent near Pioche.