ROSE'S WELL

NAME: Rose's Well
COUNTY: Nye
ROADS: 2WD
GRID: 7
CLIMATE: Hot in summer, cool in winter.
BEST TIME TO VISIT:
Spring & fall.
COMMENTS: 17 miles south of Beatty.
REMAINS: Only the well remains.

This was a minor station on an old stage road between the Bullfrog district. A well was sunk 210 feet deep and yeilded 110 barrels of water a day. A big dune 300 feet away, has several bottles of well aged wiskey hidden under it!
Submitted by Jenny White & Michael Mrofchak.

Rose’s Well was the only spot between Beatty and Las Vegas that offered shelter, meals, and other accommodations to stage travelers. When the Las Vegas and Tonopah Railroad was built, Rose’s Well became an important way station. The railroad constructed a number of buildings at Rose’s Well in 1907 during the early days of the Lee boom. In time, the station was downgraded to a water stop. The station and small complex continued to function until the railroad tore up its rails in 1918 and 1919. Rose’s Well was then quickly abandoned. Today, Rose’s Well is practically non-existent.

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