Salt Marsh and the Buffalo Salt Works are very close to each other and might actually be the same place.
Thompson and West (1881) state, "Passing to the south, across a number of small barren valleys, Buffalo Canon is reached, a narrow tract eighteen miles long. Buffalo Station in this place is on the stage road. A few cattle are kept here and some hay cut."
"South of this is Murphy's Salt Marsh, where B. F. Murphy has been preparing salt for the market for the past ten years. His salt works are located at Reno."
Hummel, 1888 states, "Passing south we to the Salt Marsh, where Adams takes out about 200 tons of salt annually. for which he finds a market in Sierra Valley. He obtains his salt by evaporation."
- Myron Angel, David F. Myrick, "Reproduction of Thompson and West's History of Nevada, 1881," p. 565, (1881, 1958).
- N. A. Hummel, "General History and Resources of Washoe County, Nevada," 1888.
- Citation: 'Nevada': National Map Company, Indianapolis, Indiana, no date (map states it uses data from the 1920 census, and the acquisition data by the Nevada Historical Society was 1923). Full color map showing railroads, mountains, roads, communities, and springs, at scale of 1 inch=11 miles.
- Variant: "Salt Marsh Station". Citation: "U.S. Department of the Interior, General Land Office 'Map of the State of Nevada,' Washington, D.C., 1903, scale 1 inch=12 miles. Compiled from the official records of the GLO and other sources, under the direction of Frank Bond, Chief, Drafting Division, GLO.
- "General history and resources of Washoe County, Nevada, published under the auspices of the Nevada Educational Association." (1888)
- In 1886, 20 votes were cast in the Salt Marsh precinct.
- p. 19: "Passing south we come to the Salt Marsh where Adams takes out about 200 tons of salt annually for which he finds a market in Sierra Valley. He obtains his salt by evaporation. Sheep Head, Deep Hole and Round Hole Springs follow. Going southeast from Round Hole sixteen miles we reach Pyramid District."
- 1896 Post Route Map shows Salt Marsh (n.o.)
- Township 31 North -- Range 20 East -- Sheet 1 (T31NR20E.1) shows Salt Marsh in sections 17 and 20 with the the names "I. Goodm?in and J.B. Winters".
- Township 31 North -- Range 20 East -- Sheet 2 (T31NR20E.2) shows two places named Salt Marsh one in section 7 and 18 (near the Parker Reservoirs and the other in sections 17, 18, 19 & 20.
- T31N R20E, "SALT; 2 TOWNSHIP MAPS; SKETCH MAPS OF CULTURAL AND NATURAL FEATURES AND BOUNDARIES; T31N, R20E; SALT MARSHES; SHERMAN RANCH; LOT 37 PATENT; L. J. HOLLAND LAND; HURLEY," "UNR, KC-SPECIAL COLLECTIONS". Hand drawn map, date unknown, presumably after the 1920's as Parker Ranch is mentioned.