Monday, April 08, 2013

CPRR lawyer, John Henry Lucas, Elko, Nevada

From: "John Humbert"

Attached is a photograph of John Henry Lucas, who was a lawyer for the CPRR in Elko, NV during the 1860's - 1870's.

He was elected as a judge (magistrate) in Elko, later moved to Tombstone, Arizona. where he played a part in some famous history there. ...

He was my greatgrandfather. My grandmother was born in Elko.

—John Humbert



Golden Spike Hotel

From: "Aaron Nelson"

I saw your website and thought that you would be interested in The Golden Spike/Houghton Digital Library – Historical Artifacts of Houghton Family.

My grandmothers side of the family owned the land and hotel where the Golden Spike was driven. Here are some very rare pictures and histories of this area. Everyone from Presidents of the United States to famous writers (Tennessee Williams and Robert Louis Stephenson) stayed at the Houghton Hotel.

Anyway, I just thought you might be interested. The best part of the piece, in my opinion, is the personal history from my grandma. She talks about Promontory during World War I and the Great Depression era. It's truly fascinating.

Aaron Nelson