Locomotive 'Grey Eagle' vs. town name of 'Greaegle'
In Stephen Ambose's Nothing Like It in the World, he mentions a series of locomotives delivered to Reno in late 1868, one of which was the Grey Eagle.
Could this moniker have been used to name the town and lumber mill of Greaegle? Was a resident of the place for a few years and no one seemed to know where the name originated. Some said it was an Indian named Greaegle, but that didn't seem right as people of the region valued the railroad more. Thought you might have an answer.
—James McCall, Chico, California