YELLAND

NAME: Yelland
COUNTY: White Pine
ROADS: 4WD
GRID: 1
CLIMATE: Hot summer, cool winter.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Anytime.

COMMENTS: Interesting Scenery.
REMAINS: Several Original buildings.

John Yelland, a sheepherder from Cornwall, England, came to Cherry Creek when he was twenty and in 1889 purchased the Nigger Creek Ranch in Spring Valley. In 1908, he sold the Nigger Creek Ranch and purchased the Taft Creek Ranch that became Yelland. John Yelland had two boys and two girls. His son Henry James was the first Nevadan killed in World War I. A post office opened in 1924 and served the ranches of Spring Valley until closing on January 15, 1927. The ranch is still in the Yelland family and is presently run by Marian Yelland, whose late husband, Louis, was the son of John. Several of Yelland’s original buildings remain at the site.



Submitted by: HBC

 


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