NYALA

NAME: Nyala
COUNTY: Nye
ROADS: 2WD
GRID: 1
CLIMATE: Hot summer, cool winter.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Anytime.
COMMENTS: Semi-ghost
REMAINS: Many original buildings.  

Nyala was a small ranching settlement that also served as a rest stop for travelers. In the 1860s a well at the site provided water for the horse teams that traveled through hot and dry Railroad Valley. In 1913 a settlement began to form at the well site that included a ranch as well as a boardinghouse, a general store, and a restaurant. A post office was opened in 1914 and the settlement was renamed Nyala after the East African antelope that bore the same name. The ranch has several owners throughout the years and today is still a consistent cattle producer. Most of the original buildings are in use today.

Submitted by: HBC

 


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