PARADISE VALLEY

NAME: Paradise Valley
COUNTY: Humboldt
ROADS: 2WD
GRID: 2
CLIMATE: Mild Winter, warm summer.
BEST TIME TO VISIT:
Anytime.
COMMENTS: Off S.R. 95.
REMAINS: A few buildings.
One would be inclined to think the town received its name because it was exactly that-a paradise valley. It was anything but that during its early years. The original inhabitants, Paiutes, Shoshones and Bannocks, were not friendly for they saw their land being destroyed by the white man and his plowshares as the fields were being prepared for the planting of wheat. This, along with the clear water streams being polluted by mining operations was cause for attacks on the settlers that lasted for years. Many died. This resulted in two forts being built in the area, Fort McDermitt at the Oregon border and Fort Winfield Scott close to Paradise Valley. Indian attacks ceased in 1869 allowing the farmers of Paradise Valley to raise their crops without fear. The town was always more of a farming community than it was a mining camp. When mining operations ceased, Paradise Valley grew into a peaceful and productive agricultural town. If in the area, a trip to Paradise Valley is in order. Submitted by Henry Chenoweth.


Paradise Valley
Courtesy David A. Wright


Paradise Valley
Courtesy David A. Wright


Paradise Valley
Courtesy David A. Wright


Paradise Valley
Courtesy David A. Wright


Paradise Valley
Courtesy David A. Wright

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