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Wells
At the source of the Humboldt River, Nevada

Wells might more accurately be named "Springs" because it was named for the gushing springs (artesian wells) that form one of the sources of the Humboldt River. The lush meadows here were a God-send for the covered wagon trains coming across the deserts of Utah, and the river provided a safe route continuing on west.

The old part of Wells, along the railroad tracks, is virtually abandoned now, with a newer section along old Highway 40 barely holding on as yet newer developments at the I-80 interchanges intercept the business.

Angel Lake is a tiny gem of an alpine lake in the East Humboldt Range just south of Wells.


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Jackpot Nevada on the Idaho state line

Jackpot Nevada on the Idaho state line

One of several state-line towns on the edges of Nevada, this is the closest gambling venue to the population centers of Idaho. Others are Wendover, Mesquite, Laughlin, Primm, and of course Stateline on Lake Tahoe.

Jackpot, Nevada

Date photographed: July 25, 2014
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Highway 93 passes through some beautiful unpopulated country between Wells and Jackpot

Highway 93 passes through some beautiful unpopulated country between Wells and Jackpot

Highway 93 passes through some beautiful unpopulated country between Wells and Jackpot

, Nevada

Date photographed: July 26, 2003

Abandoned buildings along Seventh Street in Wells

Abandoned buildings along Seventh Street in Wells

Abandoned buildings along Seventh Street in Wells

, Nevada

Date photographed: June 24, 2000

Seventh Street in Wells

Seventh Street in Wells

Once the busiest street in town, Seventh Street along the railroad tracks now slowly deteriorates

Wells, Nevada

Date photographed: August 6, 2011
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Verdant pastures along the upper part of the Humboldt River

Verdant pastures along the upper part of the Humboldt River

Verdant pastures along the upper part of the Humboldt River

, Nevada

Date photographed: June 23, 2000

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