NINE MILE RANCH NEVADA
Nine Miles from Aurora
Occupied Historic Ranch
Circa 1800's to Present
The Nine Mile Ranch may have held
the name of Lone Star Stage prior to ranching operations in the 1800's. According
to maps constructed by Holt in 1866 and published more recently in the Book Aurora
Ghost City of the Dawn 1996.
Evidence supports this theory as the presence of a stone hut remains on site
today. Some historians have researched the ranch to have been owned by Captain
John Nye, and place Sam Clemens himself here sometime in the late 1800's.
Today, the ranch is owned and
occupied by the Flying-M Ranch
Built in to the side of the hill is the oldest
dwelling on the property, and possible the last remaining structure of the Lone
Star Stage Stop.